Title of driver: Opportunity Locator
Source: Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Publication format: Online tool
Date of publication:
Summary of driver:The Opportunity Locator is a data tool to support the commissioning priorities of local health communities. The purpose of the Opportunity Locator tool is to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care.
The tool allows your PCT to benchmark costs against other PCTs, which will identify areas they cannot make changes to create significant savings.
Key features of driver:
- Can compare SHAs, PCTs and GP surgeries within PCTs
- Can drill down to-
Outpatient 1st Attendance
Outpatient Follow Up
Primary audience: Commissioners
Impact on library policy/practice:
Library services can show how they can support the PCT is the keys areas identified as over-spend, by providing evidence of best practice that will drive change.
Case studies / Local service profile examples mapping to this driver:
Date last updated: Sept 2009
Due for review: Sept 2010
Group member responsible: LE