Network Update - 2017/18 timetable confirmed

Earlier this month the Network announced the work programme for 2017/18, below is the timetable for data collection and event dates for each project. A summarised version is also available to download. For further information about the projects, please contact the team or login to the members' area. Project registration for 2017/18 will open in March.

The NHS Benchmarking Network will be exhibiting at the Mental Health Network Annual conference & Exhibition 2017. Our passionate and experienced team will be on hand to discuss how we can help providers get the most out of their Network membership. For further information about the conference, visit the NHS Confederation website.

Places are still available for our final event of 2016/17 on Learning Disabilities, which will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at Hallam Conference Centre, London. You can view the agenda and register your place via the members' area


COMMISSIONING SECTOR

URGENT CARE

Test the effectiveness of your health system in managing demand for urgent care.

Update

The Urgent Care data specification for 2017/18 will be reviewed shortly and all 2016 participants will be asked for their feedback.

Contact

Jessica.Walsh@nhs.net (0161 266 2313)

DATA COLLECTION:
8th May - 14th July 2017

REPORTING:
November 2017

EVENT DATE:
4th October 2017, London

PHARMACY & MEDICINES OPTIMISATION (Commissioner)

Compare your skill and discipline mix of your medicines optimisation team.

Update

The Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation data specification for 2017/18 will be reviewed shortly and all 2016 participants will be asked for their comments.

Contact

Jessica.Walsh@nhs.net (0161 266 2313)

DATA COLLECTION:
17th May - 21st July 2017

REPORTING:
November 2017

EVENT DATE:
18th October 2017, London

PLANNED CARE

Gain a holistic view of elective care commissioning and delivery.

Update

The 2016 findings will be presented at a national conference on 28th Februray 2017 and final reports published in March 2017. The Planned Care data specification will be reviewed with participants in June in preparation for data collection in the Autumn.

Contact

Jessica.Walsh@nhs.net (0161 266 2313)

DATA COLLECTION:
15th February - 3rd March 2017

REPORTING:
March 2017

CCG FUNCTIONS

Examines organisational structures and processes to support CCGs in developing their services and managing their resources.

Update

A pilot project is underway with submissions due in by the 3rd March 2017, bespoke reports will be published in late March consolidating national and local data. A review of the pilot will commence in April in preparation for a second round of data collection in the Autumn.

Contact

Aidan.Rawlinson@nhs.net (0161 266 1949)

DATA COLLECTION:
15th February - 3rd March 2017

REPORTING:
March 2017

WHOLE SYSTEM BENCHMARKER

Compare the balance of expenditure across all sectors of the healthcare system with additional analysis at STP level.

Update

This project is currently being scoped and data gathered from available national sources.

Contact

Jessica.Grantham@nhs.net (0161 266 1909)

DATA COLLECTION:
Data to be sourced nationally

REPORTING:
Summer 2017

ACUTE SECTOR

EMERGENCY CARE (Type 1&2 and Type 3 services)

Analyse key metrics such as; senior cover in A&E, optimising patient flow, skill-mix and mortality.

Update

Work on reviewing the Emergency Care data specification for 2017/18 will commence in March 2017, and all 2016 participants will be asked to contribute ideas.

Contact

Leigh.Jenkins@nhs.net (0161 266 2113)

DATA COLLECTION:
10th May - 14th July 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
4th October 2017, London

ACUTE THERAPIES

A comprehensive analysis of four AHP disciplines; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy.

Update

Work on reviewing the data specification for 2017/18 will commence in March 2017 and all participants will be asked for their comments.

Contact

Chris.McAuley@nhs.net (0161 266 1698)

DATA COLLECTION:
15th May - 21st July 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
11th October 2017, London

OUTPATIENTS

A new project currently being scoped to look at outpatient services within the acute sector.

Update

This project is currently being scoped in preparation for data collection in the Autumn.

Contact

Leigh.Jenkins@nhs.net (0161 266 2113)

DATA COLLECTION:
12th September - 18th November 2017

REPORTING:
March 2018

EVENT DATE:
February 2018 (Date TBC)

DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE

A new project taking a deep dive into delayed transfers of care.

Update

This project is currently being scoped with participants of the Older People's in Acute Care project in preparation for data collection in the Summer.

Contact

Leigh.Jenkins@nhs.net (0161 266 2113)

DATA COLLECTION:
3rd July - 18th September 2017

REPORTING:
January 2018

EVENT DATE:
Date TBC

RADIOLOGY

Take part in the most comprehensive analysis of Radiology services available anywhere in the NHS.

Update

Work on reviewing the Radiology data specification for 2017/18 will commence in March, and all 2016 participants will be asked to get involved.

Contact

Leigh.Jenkins@nhs.net (0161 266 2113)

DATA COLLECTION:
24th April - 23rd June 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
27th September 2017, London

MENTAL HEALTH SECTOR

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Access comparable data on both tiers 1-3 and tier 4 provision of services.

Update

The CAMHS data specification for 2017/18 will be reviewed by the Mental Health Reference Group on the 24th March 2017.

Contact

Aneesa.Halim@nhs.net (0161 266 2132)

DATA COLLECTION:
8th May - 14th July 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
16th November 2017, London

MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Obtain comprehensive benchmarking data on inpatient and community mental health services for adults and older adults.

Update

The Mental Health Inpatient and Community data specification for 2017/18 will be reviewed by the Mental Health Reference Group on the 24th March 2017.

Contact

Emma.Cunliffe@nhs.net (0161 266 2057)

DATA COLLECTION:
8th May - 14th July 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
16th November 2017, London

COMMUNITY SERVICES SECTOR

MONTHLY COMMUNITY INDICATORS

51 metrics collected monthly covering patient safety and quality, productivity, workforce, data quality and finance.

Update

The Community Reference Group will be reviewing the metrics collected, plus the development of a dashboard of high impact metrics, to complement the monthly reporting.

Contact

Debbie.Hibbert@nhs.net (0161 266 2072)

DATA COLLECTION:
20th working day of each month

REPORTING:
7 working days after submission

EVENT DATE:
1st November 2017, London

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Covering 26 different community services including Integrated Community Teams, access comparable evidence on key metrics.

Update

The Community Services data specification will be reviewed by the Community Reference Group on 14th March 2017.

Contact

Debbie.Hibbert@nhs.net (0161 266 2072)

DATA COLLECTION:
22nd May - 11th August 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
1st November 2017, London

COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

Test the effectiveness of community hospitals in making a contribution to managing system demand.

Update

Data for this project will be collected from the National Audit of Intermediate Care 2017 project, currently open for registration.

Contact

Lucy.Trubacik@nhs.net (0161 266 1333)

DATA COLLECTION:
Refer to the NAIC 2017 timetable

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
1st November 2017, London

ALL PROVIDERS

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

Test your organisation's performance and value for money acheieved across a range of corporate functions and shared services.

Update

Work on reviewing the Corporate Functions data specification for 2017/18 will commence shortly and all 2016 participants will be asked for their feedback.

Contact

Chris.McAuley@nhs.net (0161 266 1698)

DATA COLLECTION:
7th July - 30th September 2017

REPORTING:
January 2018

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PHARMACY & MEDICINES OPTIMISATION (Provider)

This project covers a range of topics including; workforce, finance, policies & procedures, hours of availability, equipment and stock, clinical pharmacy and good practice.

Update

Work on reviewing the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation data specification for 2017/18 will commence shortly and all previous participants will be asked for their comments.

Contact

Aidan.Rawlinson@nhs.net (0161 266 1949)

DATA COLLECTION:
26th May - 28th July 2017

REPORTING:
December 2017

EVENT DATE:
18th October 2017, London


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