The recent period of unprecedented financial investment in the NHS is about to end. The NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson, has said that the NHS will need to make efficiency savings of £15-£20bn.
The aim is to make these savings while continuing to improve quality. However, what is less clear is which initiatives to improve quality have the potential to realise cash savings.
The Health Foundation has produced a briefing document that summarises the key challenges facing the NHS, the key findings of their earlier review of the evidence about whether improving quality saves money, and how the Health Foundation and other organisations are supporting the NHS.
The document Rising to the challenge – Using evidence about what works to improve quality and save money can be freely downloaded here.