Our new project on Planned Care opens in September

Planned Care for Commissioners is a new project for the 2016/17 work programme.

Planned Care - Total System Dashboard

The Planned Care project aims to provide a strategic overview of the level of investment in planned care, and develop benchmarking analytics to fill the gap in the data already available to commissioners. The project will produce a high level total system dashboard, using existing national data to benchmark all CCGs in England, allowing commissioners to test their services nationally.

The project will provide useful intelligence to Commissioners by looking at; commissioning arrangements, demand management schemes, the use of outcome measures and governance strategies. Activity, finance and performance metrics will also be collected by Treatment Function Code.

The NHS Shared Planning Guidance outlines nine national ‘must dos’ for 2016/17 for NHS organisations. One of these ‘must dos’ is to improve performance against the NHS Constitution standards which state that no more than 92% of patients on non-emergency pathways wait no more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment, including offering patient choice. The NHS Benchmarking Network's new project on Planned Care will allow commissioners to benchmark their performance against this RTT guidance with other organisations in the context of other relevant metrics.

To get involved, please login to the members’ area and register for the project. Data collection will open on 19th September 2016. If you have any queries please contact Lucy Trubacik or call 0161 266 1333, who will be happy to help.

In addition, another of the nine ‘must dos’ is to deliver actions set out in local plans to transform care for people with learning disabilities, although the Network is not running the commissioner LD project this year, we will be relaunching the project for providers. The Learn Disabilities project aims to aid the understanding of current provision, performance and good practice and provide evidence to support delivery. Please engage with your providers to encourage participation in this important and topical project.

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