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Healthcare must tackle unwarranted variation

Experts recently joined the Connect Health Change Webinar panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of unwarranted variation in tackling waiting lists.

Lord Carter previously identified opportunities to save up to £5 billion by tackling unwarranted variation in the NHS (Carter 2016). More importantly, variation in terms of equity of access to services and variation in patient outcomes have been identified as major issues. The Connect Health Change Webinar provided an insight into the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Experts recently joined the Connect Health Change Webinar panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of unwarranted variation in tackling waiting lists. Opening the sessions, Dr. Marwan Al-Dawoud, director of clinical delivery, Connect Health, highlighted the current prevalence of unwarranted variation (or geographic variation) in patient care, pointing out that unwarranted variation affects patient outcomes, costs and overall productivity

“We know that patients in more deprived communities, tend to present later as an emergency, rather than earlier in the pathway, when there would be an opportunity to offer less resource intensive and more effective strategies to manage their condition,” commented Fiona Ottewell, North-East and Yorkshire Region Improvement lead, NHS England and Improvement

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

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Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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