2019 Acute Therapies event review

On Wednesday 9th October, we held our Benchmarking & Good Practice in Acute Therapies conference, where we delivered our 2019/20 findings. The day covered themes of enhanced workforce and skill mix, the importance of data to tell a story and to understand your service, as well as integration and service models.

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2019 Acute Therapies project – Results published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Acute Therapies findings. The project covers; Physiotherapy (Pt), Dietetics (Dt), Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services for adults.

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2019 Outpatients conference review

On 3rd October 2019, we opened our conference season with the highly anticipated Benchmarking & Good Practice in Outpatients Services event. The conference was extremely popular with a fantastic audience representing Outpatients services in England and Wales. Read more about the event here.

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Emergency Department Workforce Benchmarking report released

A joint paper produced by the NHS Benchmarking Network and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) published this week provides detailed analysis of the Emergency Care workforce in England and Wales using intelligence from the NHS Benchmarking Network’s annual Emergency Care Benchmarking project.

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Is Wessex Frailty Fit?

Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing & Nutrition has recently published a new report which describes their Healthy Ageing approach (and outputs) in developing the Wessex Acute Frailty Audit. The Wessex AHSN Healthy Ageing and Nutrition Programme focuses on the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in older people.

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Outpatients 2019: Data collection has launched

The NHS Benchmarking Network is pleased to announce that data collection has now opened for the 2019 benchmarking project on Outpatients services. The project aims to provide benchmarked analytics on Outpatient departments, by looking at the detailed workings of Outpatient departments within Acute providers

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Access insight and intelligence to support service development within ED

Data collection for the 2019 Emergency Care benchmarking project is now open. The Emergency Care project is open to all providers of emergency care services, reviewing the provision of Accident and Emergency services (Type 1&2) as well as alternative community based services such as Walk-In Centres, Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injuries Units (Type 3).

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Obtain evidence based intelligence on Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation

The 2016 Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation benchmarking project is open for data collection

The Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation project gives a widespread analysis of the structure of pharmacy services, policies and procedures, hours of availability, IM&T, clinical pharmacy, and home care.

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2018 Managing Frailty & DToC project - Results published

We are pleased to share that the publication of the 2018 Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) in the Acute Setting project report and toolkit, presenting the results of this year’s benchmarking project, is now available on the members’ area.

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2018 Outpatients project – Results published

We are pleased to share that the publication for the 2018 Outpatients project report and toolkit, presenting the results of this year’s benchmarking project, is now available on the members’ area. This is the first year of a successful collaboration between the NHS Benchmarking Network and the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) team.

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2018/19 Outpatients & Planned Care conference review

We held our penultimate national conference of the 2018/19 Network programme on 28th February 2019, Benchmarking & Good Practice in Outpatients & Planned Care conference. This year, the Outpatients project has been delivered in collaboration with the GIRFT Outpatient workstream, to reduce the data burden. Read the event review here.

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Is Wessex Frailty Fit? Workshop review

NHSBN and Wessex AHSN held a collaborative workshop: Is Wessex Frailty Fit? The event brought together Wessex Trusts alongside national bodies, including the RCN and NHS England, to discuss frailty in the Wessex region and local action planning to create service improvement plans.

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2018/19 Managing Frailty conference review

Read more about the Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of care in the Acute Setting event. The conference was a great opportunity for showcasing the good practice from our membership, as well as hearing a national update from the GIRFT Geriatric Medicine Team and a review of the Wessex Frailty Audit.

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