Can NHS hospitals do more with less? – Nuffield Trust – 12 January 2012

Posted on January 13, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Can NHS hospitals do more with less? – Nuffield Trust – 12 January 2012

“The NHS is facing a period of financial constraint, with providers charged with delivering four per cent efficiency savings per year up until 2015. While this can be seen as an opportunity to stimulate NHS providers to think differently about how they work to deliver services and to extract the necessary efficiencies, the scale of the challenge is unprecedented.

Against this backdrop, the Nuffield Trust commissioned a study into the factors known to impact on hospital efficiency. The resulting report, Can NHS hospitals do more with less?, by Jeremy Hurst and Sally Williams, draws on a review of UK and international research studies and a survey of senior managers and clinicians at NHS trusts.

The report contains recommendations on how hospitals can increase efficiency. It identifies the key determinants of technical efficiency in hospitals, which include: leadership, management and staff engagement; technology adoption; hospital operational processes; staff productivity; and the external policy environment.”

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