NHS England reintroduces performance management regime

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  • Trusts again expected to send patient tracking lists to NHS England after reporting was paused in March
  • NHSE expects trusts to work with system level leaders to “allow greater sharing of demand and capacity”
  • System leaders press organisations to ensure staff can take leave as normal to get “respite”

NHS England has restored parts of its performance management regime by bringing back key reporting tasks suspended since March.

Trusts must again report their patient tracking lists which provide detail information on who is waiting for elective care and for how long. The requirement has been reintroduced to enable “oversight of waiting lists and waiting times, particularly for the longest waiting patients,” according to a letter from NHS chief operating officer Amanda Pritchard.

The letter to local leaders said “complementary work” is expected to be undertaken “at a system level, to allow greater sharing of demand and capacity across system footprints”

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Source: HSJ