MBI Analytics: RTT and A&E Performance: April 2016
Our latest RTT and A&E data is now live. You can access our databases from our Analytics page.
This month we want to pick up on a topic close to our heart and a major issue with the publishing of NHS statistics. In our blog from February , we highlighted the fact that non-reporting organisations now represented such a huge number of patients that the reporting of any statistics was worthless.
In private, we are being told that there are more NHS hospitals telling the government that they need to stop reporting figures due to data quality issues. However, this cannot be allowed to happen.
Stopping reporting creates a disincentive to fix data quality issues quickly.
A better model for all Trusts who have data quality issues is to force them to continue reporting – perhaps with some sort of flag that data accuracy is questionable.
At least this way, the scale of the problem can be accurately assessed – we believe the issue to be much larger than the current batch of non-reporting Trusts.
The goal of reporting is to ensure transparency – the current situation of allowing Trusts to stop reporting goes against this very principle.
As a reminder, here are all the current non-reporting RTT Trusts:
- Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust
- Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
- Wye Valley NHS Trust
Don’t forget – all our statistics are available to you for free. Why not have a look at how your local hospital is doing in its A&E performance, Cancer performance or RTT performance.