We are delighted to report on the NHS Benchmarking Network's progress and achievements in the period 2017/18.
The NHS Benchmarking Network has continued to grow its coverage and influence both nationally and internationally. New project topics were developed, and existing projects improved to better support members with identifying key areas for service improvement, efficiency savings and to support members in the delivery of the nine key priorities outlined in the NHS Shared Planning Guidance.
Key performance highlights for 2017/18 include:
- Strong Network membership of over 330 organisations who commission and/or provide NHS services.
- 100% membership coverage in NHS Wales, Mental Health Trusts in England, Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
- Wide ranging work programme including the return of the Acute Therapies project and new projects on Outpatients, Delayed Transfers of Care and CCG Functions.
- Growth in the uptake of projects by members was achieved across all four sectors.
- Average 87% feedback score at Network facilitated national events.
- Nationally commissioned work on specific topics of interest to policy makers continued to grow.
- Network project outputs received national recognition and influenced policy in a number of important areas.