Delivery and performance

We gather and share information on the performance and activity of NHS providers, to help them provide sustainable high quality services.

The NHS is one of the most measured organisations in the world and its performance comes under intense scrutiny. Delivering high-quality care for patients and service users is a top priority for all trusts.


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25 May 2023

Steps to cut waiting lists welcome, but more NHS staff needed to deliver care

Miriam Deakin responds to an announcement that patients will be given more choice over where they receive their NHS care.

22 May 2023

NHS Providers responds to Keir Starmer speech on the NHS

Sir Julian Hartley responds to the speech today by Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer on his vision for the NHS.

22 May 2023

Prevention is better than cure: three solutions to delayed hospital discharge

Hannah Hayes discusses the challenge of discharging patients from NHS hospitals and the three solutions that can help prevent and manage the issue.

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19 May 2023

Providers Deliver – How providers are improving patient flow

Jonathon Holmes discusses NHS Providers' latest report 'Providers Deliver: Patient flow' which examines examples of where trusts have used innovative approaches to improve patient flow.

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18 May 2023

Trusts are driving progress on 'patient flow' through collaboration and innovation

Sir Julian Hartley comments on NHS Providers' latest Providers Deliver report 'Patient flow' which presents a series of case studies where have developed effective approaches to improve patient flow.

11 May 2023

NHS Activity Tracker: May 2023

We analyse the latest monthly performance data from NHS England and feature a case study from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

11 May 2023

Trusts' waiting lists work paying off but no let-up in pressure on NHS

Sir Julian Hartley responds to the latest monthly performance data from NHS England, which shows the effects of mounting pressure on overstretched NHS services after one of the toughest ever winters.

03 May 2023

More disruption to patient care as over 11,000 appointments rescheduled due to this week's strikes

Saffron Cordery responds to new NHS England figures on patient appointments that have been rescheduled due to industrial action in the NHS.

29 Apr 2023

Trusts work flat out to ensure safe critical care amid 'worrying' strikes

Sir Julian Hartley responds to comments by deputy chief nurse Charlotte McArdle ahead of strike action hitting the NHS across England this bank holiday.

19 Apr 2023

Cancer a priority for NHS seeing more urgent referrals than ever

Saffron Cordery responds to Labour Party findings about the time cancer patients wait for care.

17 Apr 2023

NHS Providers responds to Labour Party data on 65-hour ambulance waits

Sir Julian Hartley responds to new data released to the Labour Party which shows category 3 patients were left waiting two and a half days for an ambulance in December.

17 Apr 2023

Long-term impact of strikes as 531,000 appointments hit

Sir Julian Hartley responds to new NHS England figures showing that more than 531,000 appointments have been rescheduled due to industrial action since last December.

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