McKinsey research makes link between NHS management and performance

New research conducted jointly by McKinsey and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) points to a link between key management practices, on the one hand, and better health care and higher hospital productivity, on the other. The study, based on an assessment of 126 NHS and other hospitals across the United Kingdom, strongly suggests that improved operational effectiveness, performance management, and talent management are associated with lower rates of infection in hospitals, lower readmission rates, more satisfied patients and more productive staffs, and better financial margins. Moreover, the study indicates that stronger leadership by doctors in the way hospitals are managed could play a particularly significant role in improving them.

According to McKinsey, given the continued pressure on the public sector everywhere, these findings should interest policy makers and health care leaders striving to improve medical systems elsewhere in the world. 

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2 Responses to McKinsey research makes link between NHS management and performance

  1. Arthur Briggs says:

    Having studied the West Herts Hospital Trust, the associated Hertfordshire PCTs and Health Authorities in their various forms over a period of 10years , I agree wholeheartedly.

    The DoH and numerous regulators that failed to prevent the disasters of Stoke Mandeville, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells and the Mid-Staffordshire Trusts also confirm there could be a clear out of a lot of management without any adverse affects.

    These bodies believe that issuing Legislation, Policies and reports will solve all problems. The last 10 years has confirmed they don’t. However, the NHS = 1.3 million votes and probably some union contributions to the Labour Party.

    Not surprising report has already been rejected.

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