We were pleased to hear Simon Stevens referring to the conclusions of our project in his speech this week setting out the case for additional NHS funding. 

Our research does indeed demonstrate that the NHS has delivered a significant ‘productivity’ gain at a system level in terms of emergency activity ….one that wasn’t adequately recognised before we did this work using detailed case mix adjustment. When the national equation has tended to be ‘demonstrate efficiency before asking for more funds’, then it is important that such genuine improvement is described, demonstrated and recognised.