The Year 2011/12 – NHS Chief Executive’s annual report published

The Year 2011/12 has been launched at the annual NHS Confederation Conference and Exhibition. This is the annual report for 2011/12, in which Sir David Nicholson reviews the NHS achievements of the previous 12 months and considers the challenges to come.

To see and hear Sir David discuss the challenges facing the NHS and the huge progress being made across health services, visit the Department of Health You Tube site.

This edition includes The Quarter, which provides the definitive account of how the NHS is performing at national level against the requirements and indicators set out in the NHS Operating Framework 2011/12.

In his introduction to The Year (PDF, 2.33MB), Sir David acknowledges the hard work and diligence of NHS colleagues, with the service now fully committed to delivering the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) efficiency savings.

Against a backdrop of massive organisational change, Sir David praises, ‘the heroic efforts made by the 1.2 million staff who work for our patients in the NHS.’ Together, they have delivered key successes, including the lowest infection rates since the introduction of mandatory surveillance, lower waiting times for A&E, cancer care and dentistry, and the delivery of £5.8 billion efficiency savings.

Sir David acknowledges the efforts of GPs to begin driving clinically-led commissioning and the wider NHS engagement with the new public health agenda and the creation of the Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Although the Health and Social Care Bill has now passed through Parliament, Sir David reminds NHS colleagues of the hard work to come ‘to implement the transition from the old system to the new. While acknowledging this ’daunting challenge,’ he believes the annual report demonstrates strong foundations are in place to deliver further change for staff and patients.

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3 Responses to The Year 2011/12 – NHS Chief Executive’s annual report published

  1. Ronaldo says:

    A one stop health shop in each town would be heplful. This could also be hosted in a library. It would be a one stop place where people could get information on all of the health services available to them to access across all sectors including the voluntary sector. It could be run by trained local volunteers who ould assist people to look at services that might be appropriate for them. For example a person who is depressed because of debt could be directed to MIND, CAB etc. You could have written leaflets and access to info online. You could have sessions specifically when translators are available for different groups. There are so many services out there but people just dont know about them or how to access them, and most health professionals just cannot keep up with all the support services that are available.

    • Inga says:

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. I’ve been woeinrdng if I should get Health Insurance because I barely get sick/injured. But I never knew that health care costs are increasing every year. And I never will know what’s in store for me. So once again, I thank you for listing and posting this.

    • Inga says:

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. I’ve been woeinrdng if I should get Health Insurance because I barely get sick/injured. But I never knew that health care costs are increasing every year. And I never will know what’s in store for me. So once again, I thank you for listing and posting this.

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