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Is the NHS too big to change the way it works?

The Carter Review says hospitals must standardise procedures, be more transparent and work more closely with neighbouring NHS trusts.  Implementing the recommendations will help end variations in quality of care and finances that cost the NHS £bns, Lord Carter has advised Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in his final report.   His review found unwarranted variation in running costs, sickness absence, infection rates and prices paid for supplies & services.

As part of the review, a ‘model hospital’ has been developed which will advise NHS trusts on the most efficient allocation of resources and allows hospitals to measure performance against other trusts.

Researched Links:

DH:  Review shows how NHS hospitals can save money & improve care

LGA:  Response to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges

techUK:  Lord Carter is right to demand greater digital maturity & integration in the NHS

Patients Association welcomes the findings of the Carter Review

NHS Confed:  Lord Carter review can help control costs

Must learn from each other

Financing the promised £8bn by 2020

In an age when everyone seeks the best price for everything over the internet, surely NHS procurement should provide value for money?

We seem to have been talking about this for decades