Redesigning services to eliminate unwarranted variation and lower system costs
Redesigning services to eliminate unwarranted variation and lower system costs

Redesigning services to eliminate unwarranted variation and lower system costs
Caroline Clarke, Group Chief Executive, John Connolly, Group Medical Director for Clinical Pathways and Peter Ridley, Group Chief Finance and Compliance Officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

It has become widely recognised that unwarranted variation in clinical practice and process can result in higher system costs and on some occasions worse patient outcomes. NHS trusts are starting to consider ways to reduce this variation to deliver better value healthcare. In this session, you will hear about ‘Clinical Practice Groups’ – a programme at the Royal Free that has empowered clinical teams to redesign services to eliminate variation. Caroline, John and Peter will explain how the trust is driving innovation using data to deliver evidence-based, standardised clinical practices and explain the financial opportunities and clinical benefits of doing so.

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