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HealthChat with Lord Carter
Wed 18 May 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 BST
Lord Carter of Coles has been busy. His 'Operational Productivity & Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals', published in February, is an 87 page dissection of processes, practices and prices that addresses variation data. It provides 15 key recommendations that the NHS will be busy addressing in order to make the £5.5bn efficiency savings that he says can be achieved.
Are these efficiencies genuinely deliverable? is there an authentic appetite in trusts to deliver them? Does the 'model hospital' exist? Why are the variations that he identifies there in the first place? After nearly 7 years of austerity and a static spend budget, why haven't hospitals been on this case anyway? What happens when we have delivered the £5.5bn? Will this go the same way as his 'future of pathology' recommendations?
Roy Lilley will be in the Chair and putting the questions in what is certain to be an absorbing and insightful evening. Lord Carter's report is as high profile as it gets and the recommendations go to the heart of NHS and supply leadership, so this will be an immensely popular event. Please book immediately to avoid disappointment.