Efficiency and QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity & Prevention)

Title of driver: Making the NHS more efficient and less bureaucratic (Linked to QIPP)

Source: Department of Health

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Publication format: Webpage

Date of publication: 25th March 2013

****Update January 2013**** The DH QIPP workstreams listed on the DH web site ended in March 2013. Whilst QIPP remains a key goal for the NHS, various projects run by Right Care will transition to new sponsors.

Summary of driver: The QIPP workstreams being run by the Department of Health ended in 2013, but QIPP is still synonymous with making the NHS more efficient and making the £20 billion savings outlined by the DH. The responsibility for delivering savings will lay at loacl trust level and at national level through NHS England who have been mandated by the government to ensure that the NHS delivers the efficiency savings required.

Key features of driver: Under the new efficiency scheme, the department of health will focus on:

  • To deliver £20 billion in efficiency savings by 2015, for example by reducing hospital admissions by involving patients in managing thie own conditions and delivering services closer to home.
  • Introducing new technology including electronic patient records and increasing access with GPs via online methods
  • Reducing costs by chaning management and commissioning
  • Reviewing and streamlining the data which is currently being collected
  • Simplify how research is regulated
  • New approaches to Private Financing Initiatives (PFI) and procurement

Although this has been listed as a DH inititiave other web sites including information about QIPP are available as follows:

NHS Evidence QIPP Case Studies: Supports quality and productivity at a local level
NHS Improvement A comprehensive online resource to help you identify opportunities and support quality improvement in NHS services (*****closed March 2013, but case studies still accessible)

Primary audience: All NHS organisations and their staff involved in large or small scale initiatives

Impact on library policy/practice: Delivery of searches for specific QIPP initiatives; Alerting Trust staff to other organisational QIPP successes; Demonstrating Library contribution to local organisation efficiency gains and cost savings.

Case studies / Project plans examples mapping to this driver:
LSP Supplies Group
Case study Supplies Group

Date last updated: 5.10.2013

Due for review: April 2014

Group member responsible: TP

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