Good health?

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

Citation

(2011), "Good health?", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2011.07960haa.009

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Good health?

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 60, Issue 8

Many NHS hospitals will struggle to deliver their productivity targets, essential to maintaining quality and avoiding significant cuts to services, according to a survey of NHS finance directors by the King’s Fund.

The majority of 29 finance directors from NHS providers questioned said that their trusts face productivity targets for 2011/12 of 6 per cent or more – well above the level required across the NHS as a whole to deliver the £20 billion in efficiency savings needed by 2015.

In total 27 said their trust has a productivity target of 4 per cent or more, with 13 of these having targets of 6 per cent or more – all of them from provider organisations.

Overall half the finance directors were uncertain of meeting their targets, including eight of the 13 with targets of 6 per cent or more.