"The benchmarking exercise has provided useful information on where Radiology at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust sits in relation to its peers. Such information has previously been unavailable. We hope to use the data in the future as evidence of our strengths and weaknesses in an effort to support further service developments and investment." -- Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Radiology is a key diagnostic and interventional service for the NHS. Radiology supports patients across the full range of specialties in acute hospitals and makes a huge contribution in providing diagnostics to primary care and community services. The impact that Radiology has on health systems is considerable.

This project is for all providers of Radiology Services. 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 radiology services nationally
  • Attendance at the Radiology event, where the initial findings from the project will be presented, as well as good practice and national speakers

2016/17 benchmarking project

87 organisations provided data to the 2016 Radiology project. Coverage included English trusts, Welsh Health Boards (HB) and, for the first time, a Scottish Health Board.

A national report and excel toolkit are available to members via the online members’ area. The toolkit contains hundreds of benchmarked metrics and participants can choose a range of benchmarking denominators. Bespoke dashboard reports were issued for each participating Trust/HB in 2016, to supplement the excel toolkit and national report. These bespoke reports summarised individual organisation positions on the headline metrics covered by the project.

2017/18 benchmarking project

Data collection has closed for the 2017/18 iteration of the project. The toolkit for the Radiology project is now available with further outputs available in December. An event, free to Network members, was held on 27th September 2017. You can read more about the conference in our review here.

Download a summary of the project together with the 2016 highlights.

For queries about this project, please contact Aidan Rawlinson.

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