Unwarranted Variation – the productivity saviour?
Join our panel of clinical and industry experts in conversation, on Wednesday 17 November 2021 from 12:30 – 13.45, in the seventeenth of a series of free, live webinars.
Connect Health “Change” has developed a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.
This webinar will bring together those on the frontline delivery of services and patient perspectives, together with expert opinion and emerging evidence.
Unwarranted variation (or geographic variation) in health care service delivery refers to differences that cannot be explained by personal preference, illness, medical need, or the dictates of evidence-based medicine.
Unwarranted variation is widespread throughout the UK, affecting patient outcomes, service costs and overall productivity. Lord Carter highlighted an opportunity to save up to £5bn in his 2016 report.
This webinar will ask:
- How bad is unwarranted variation – what are the latest insights?
- How has Covid impacted unwarranted variation and inequalities in health outcomes?
- What is the latest learning and data from GIRFT and how is it being applied by the Best MSK health collaborative?
- What more can be done to improve outcomes and tackle waiting lists?
(subject to change)
12.30: Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud, Director of Clinical Delivery, Connect Health – Chair’s opening remarks
12.40: Fiona Ottewell, Delivery Partner North East North Cumbria ICS Locality Team, North East and Yorkshire Region Improvement Lead, NHS England & Improvement – National perspective
12.50: Andrew Bennett, National Clinical Director Musculoskeletal Conditions, Consultant Physiotherapist Sutton Health and Care, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust – BestMSK latest achievements and next steps
13.00: Professor Tim Briggs CBE, Chair of GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS; Consultant, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – learning and priorities for the Getting It Right First Time programme
13.10: Fredi Cavander-Attwood, Policy Manager (Health & Care), MS Society – The patient perspective
13.20: Dr James Hopkinson, Joint Chair and Clinical Lead Notts and Nottinghamshire CCG – the ICS perspective, what more can be done?
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