Improve patient outcomes

The NHS stands in interesting times, CCG’s and hospital trusts are being tasked with delivering better care for a more needy population whilst suffering a real term cut in their budgets.  In order to meet these challenges something has to change.  We believe data is the key, utilising data to reduce bed days, reduce readmission’s, reduce surgical site infections, improve patient outcomes and learn from best practice are just some of the ways we feel data can help.

How can CSL help?

We have recently launched a new service for the NHS.  We will give any NHS organisation complimentary access to our online benchmarking tool*.  The tool utilises a suite of NHS datasets (HES, primary care prescribing, QOF, etc.) to provide insights into your NHS organisation, and benchmarks it’s performance against other CCG’s or Trusts.  Some example benchmark metrics are shown below:-

  • Average length of stay by diagnosis/procedure/HRG
  • Levels of readmissions for specific diseases
  • Levels of recorded surgical site infections

NHS Data

We also plan to evolve the service over the coming years based on feedback from our users so if there is a particular metric that you would like to monitor to help you improve patient outcomes and track your organisations performance let us know.

If you are interested in subscribing to this service or would simply like some more information please contact Lee Ronan either via email LeeR@csl-uk.com or phone 01483 528305.

Customer comments:-

“The excellent analysis that you completed for us earlier in the year was a great help to us in designing the new DAIRS service and shaping our thoughts on how we can monitor its effectiveness.”

Project Manager – Southern CCG

“Many thanks for this – we do recognise the worsening position that you identify. We have used your analysis, along with public health data and audits carried out by BCIS, to work with the trust on an improvement plan. We believe we have seen some change in 2014/15 and expect to see a bigger effect in 2015/16 as the improvement plan gets traction.

I want to thank you for the input you have had to this piece of work.”

Director of Service Delivery – South West CCG

* HES data can only be used by NHS Trusts, CCGs and CSUs for the purposes permitted to CSL by NHS Digital