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Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP)

QIPP is working at a national, regional and local level to support clinical teams and NHS organisations to improve the quality of care they deliver while making efficiency savings that can be reinvested in the service to deliver year on year quality improvements.

QIPP is engaging large numbers of NHS staff to lead and support change. At a regional and local level there are QIPP plans which address the quality and productivity challenge, and these are supported by the national QIPP workstreams which are producing tools and programmes to help local change leaders in successful implementation.

There are 12 national workstreams in total. Five deal broadly with how we commission care, covering long-term conditions, right care, safe care, urgent care and end of life care. Five deal with how we run, staff and supply our organisations, covering productive care (staff productivity), non-clinical procurement, medicines use and procurement, efficient back office functions and pathology rationalisation. There are two enabling workstreams covering primary care commissioning and contracting and the role of digital technology in delivering quality and productivity improvement.

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