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 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 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