|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.