The King's Fund

A high-performing NHS?

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Ruth Thorlby (editor), Jo Maybin (editor)
  • Publication date: 11-Apr-10

Since 1997 funding for the NHS has doubled in real terms, but has this produced a high-performing NHS? Using official data, government reports and academic research, A high-performing NHS? is the first comprehensive evaluation of the NHS in England from 1997 to 2010. The report assesses how much progress the NHS has made in the following eight areas:

  • access
  • safety
  • health promotion and management of long-term conditions
  • clinical effectiveness
  • patient experience
  • equity
  • efficiency
  • accountability.