Posts Tagged ‘Productivity’

Waiting times grow but no evidence yet that quality of care is deteriorating

Waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England were at their worst in 2016/17 for the last five years, but there is so far little evid...

More nurses needed in the NHS to support consultant productivity

NHS consultants are becoming less productive, a report warns. The report, called A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivi...

Today’s NHS problems have their roots in the target-driven culture

When I was a medical student at The London in the late 60’s/70’s a regular lunch time event was the post mortem demonstration in the pathology departme...

Carter Review: the recommendations for saving £5bn a year in the NHS

The Carter Review says the NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and better buying practices Lord Carter also said hos...

Government has focused on controlling NHS provider spending in first 100 days in power

Many of the new government’s initial actions on managing the NHS have been to address the increasing financial pressures facing the NHS. This is the c...

NHS is failing to close the productivity gap

The NHS is failing to close the funding gap required to meet growing demand, a leading health economist has claimed. John Appleby, Chief Economist at the ...

Getting beyond command-and-control thinking

So now it is official! Consultants are a bunch of unproductive, overpaid layabouts providing poor value for the groaning tax payer’s money. They have no ...

NHS A&E waiting times hit nine-year high

Nearly 6% of patients waited four hours or longer in A&E departments, the highest level since 2004, according to research. New analysis of data for th...

North-south divide in NHS trust productivity

Hospital productivity is 'stagnating' as trusts make required cost savings, a report finds. The study, called The anatomy of health spending 2011/12,...

Productivity in the NHS has not been declining

The claim that the NHS became less productive as funding increased is a myth, claims a health policy expert. Professor Nick Black of the London School o...

“Consultants responsible for falling productivity”

An influential committee of MPs has criticised how consultants’ productivity has declined in recent years despite an increase in pay. A report by the Co...