Sharing of good practice to improve services

Welcome to your NHS Benchmarking Network quarterly bulletin.

This is our second quarterly bulletin showing you how to use evidence from Network projects to implement successful change. Below are synopses from four good practice case studies developed with our members. The full case studies are available for member organisations to download from the members’ area under “View outputs”.

Benchmarking supports more people at home

Learn how a redesign of intermediate care services in Bolton redressed the balance between bed and home based services, provided care 24 hours a day and allowed more service users to be supported in their own home, rather than in a hospital bed.

Utilising POCT to deliver efficiencies

Learn how an overhaul of the existing AEC service at James Paget UHFT, and implementation of POCT in line with existing NHS best practice guidelines achieved; reduced LoS, over 90% same day discharge and increased patient satisfaction.

Benchmarking identifies new funding opportunities

Learn how a national audit of the provision of Perinatal services in England provided evidence for options to utilise additional funding announced by NHS England.

CAPA improves clinical efficiencies and patient access

Learn how NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board used the Choice and Partnership Approach to improve access and waiting times for their CAMHS service by 86 weeks in just 26 months.

Thank you to the member organisations above who have supplied information. If you would like to share your good practice case studies and particularly how you have used the benchmarking information to support change and improvement, please contact Lindsey Ashley.

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