Planned Care

The Planned Care project for Commissioners was a new project in 2016/17 work programme and following a successful pilot, ran again in 2017/18. The project provides a strategic overview of Planned Care within the NHS and covers data on commissioning arrangements and hospital inpatient and outpatient metrics, split by Treatment Function Code (TFC).

The Planned Care project takes a holistic view of elective care commissioning, covering outpatient activity, follow-up to new ratios, referral to treatment times, referral management systems, integrated delivery models, patient reported outcome measures and other quality indicators.

This project is for all commissioners. Subscribing members will receive:

  • Access to a benchmarking toolkit, allowing you to benchmark your service across hundreds of metrics
  • A bespoke dashboard report outlining key messages and metrics, which compares your local position against nationally reported positions
  • A high-level report outlining key messages and metrics for planned care services nationally

2017/18 benchmarking project

The 2017/18 project had 37 Clinical Commissioning Groups and University Health Boards participated providing 30 submissions. Findings were presented at a national conference in February 2018 and participants have received access to an online toolkit, national summary report, and bespoke reports. The project outputs supplement the data already available to commissioners within this area.

Download a summary of the project together with the 2017 highlights.

2018/19 benchmarking project

Planned Care is included in the 2018/19 work programme, collecting 2017/18 data. 

For queries about this project, please contact Jessica Walsh.

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