The non-executive director’s guide to NHS data – Part one: Hospital activity, data sets and performance

25 / 10 / 2017

Data is the lynchpin of health and social care transformation. As the system moves towards new ways of delivering care, data will be more important than ever in helping to stratify populations, manage demand and tear down the barriers to integrated care.

As a non-executive director (NED), understanding your organisation’s data is an essential part of providing effective oversight and driving improvement.

This guide will help you to better understand NHS data and how it can be used to determine what is happening in your organisation. It is the first in a series of briefings unpacking data across the healthcare system.

This first instalment, aimed at NEDs in the acute care sector, examines activity in both primary and secondary care settings and considers the role of data sharing in bringing about efficiency savings.

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