Independent report

Productivity in NHS hospitals

Lord Carter's review of efficiency in hospitals shows how large savings can be made by the NHS.


Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: executive summary

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Lord Carter of Coles’ final report sets out how non-specialist acute trusts can reduce unwarranted variation in productivity and efficiency across every area in the hospital to save the NHS £5 billion each year by 2020 to 2021.

The final report builds on the findings of the interim report and sets out further findings of variation across 32 non-specialist acute trusts.

Lord Carter has been appointed as a non-executive director at NHS Improvement and will continue to input into the implementation of his recommendations.

Published 11 June 2015
Last updated 5 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published the final report.

  2. Executive summary published

  3. First published.