Urgent care is a complex system that continues to be challenged by increasing demand. The NHSBN Urgent Care project provides the national level of capacity, demand and investment of these services, as detailed within this reportRead More
The Network work programme comprises of a wide range of benchmarking projects on topics of interest to all members, together with projects aimed at the more specific interests of our four sectors; commissioning, community, acute and mental health.
Whilst the work programme is decided by the Network Steering Group, extensive consultation takes place with the sector based Reference Groups and with members on the topics to be included in the programme. Any individual member can suggest a topic for inclusion in the work programme by contacting Lindsey Ashley.
The NHS Benchmarking project enables comparisons to be made in areas including quality, finance and workforce, to help organisations face the productivity and efficiency challenge in a collaborative manner.Read More
CAMHS offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. This project remains the ultimate point of reference for evidence in children’s and adolescent mental health services across the UK.Read More
The NHS Benchmarking Network project compares the main service portfolios of specialist LD providers and quantifies the nature and shape of services provided. Also, the NHS Improvement project focuses on organisational governance, service quality, patient and staff views of service delivery.Read More
In this project, 35 metrics are collected monthly covering patient safety and quality, productivity, workforce, and finance. Outputs include a monthly benchmarking toolkit, PDF report with your organisation’s position highlighted across the 36 metrics, a high impact dashboard and data extract.Read More
National data on community services is currently limited and the Network’s Community Services project aims to fill this information gap, taking a view across all aspects of service provision including access, activity, workforce, finance and quality metrics. The project provides a detailed view of 26 different community services.Read More
Despite the clear evidence of the effectiveness of community hospitals, there is little evidence available nationally about what is happening within our community hospitals. This Network project aims to bridge the data gap and understand the breadth and depth of community hospital provision in the UK.Read More
NHS Radiology services play a key role in many patient pathways, both as a diagnostic and interventional tool. Radiology supports patients across the full range of specialities in acute hospitals and makes a significant contribution in providing diagnosis to primary care and community services.Read More
The Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care in the Acute Setting project focuses on the pathway of frail older people through secondary care, from assessment in A&E, assessment units inpatient wards and supported discharge.Read More
The Outpatients project aims to provide benchmarked analytics; including profiling of service models, access and availability, activity, workforce, finance and quality. Specific deep-dive areas include referral and clinic management, appointment slot issues, IT systems and overdue follow-ups.Read More
Emergency Care is a complex service with many facets across the NHS. This project evaluates the provision of Accident and Emergency services (Type 1&2) as well as alternative services such as walk-in centres, urgent care centres and minor injuries units (Type 3&4).Read More
The NHS Benchmarking Network’s Operating Theatres project complements the Model Hospital and GIRFT workstreams with a holistic view of Theatre provision covering infrastructure, capacity, activity, theatre utilisation, quality, finance and workforce.Read More