RTT: The highest Risk Organisations: May 2014
Last week we wrote about the problems facing the government in an election year given the increasing rise in waiting lists. (Waiting Times: Not again?).This week results for March were published and we decided to take a more in depth look at specific organisations.
Analysis of the incomplete pathways, which show all patients currently waiting for treatment, gives us the ability to track which organisations that are in the most trouble.
Our rankings are compiled through statistical analysis of past and current performance to give organisations a risk-adjusted ranking and whether their performance is getting worse or better.
We have looked at organisations in three ways:
- The Shelford Group: the self-styled “leading group of hospitals” in the NHS;
- Foundation Trusts: hospitals that have earned the right to more freedom from government policy;
- Non-Foundation Trusts: all the rest of the hospitals.
An interesting picture emerges:
- 4 of the top 5 worst performers in the country come from the Shelford Group;
- 4 of the 10 Shelford Group organisations have a deteriorating position;
- 88 of the 191 (46%) organisations have a deteriorating position;
- 57 of the 118 (48%) Foundation Trusts have a deteriorating position;
- 31 of the 73 (42%) Non-Foundation Trusts have a deteriorating position;
From our analysis, it’s plain to see where the big challenges exist:
Almost half of all Trusts are getting worse, and perhaps surprisingly, that trend appears to be more pronounced in Foundation Trusts.
Interestingly, the Shelford Group of organisations look particularly challenged.
Why not have a look and see where your local Trust comes in our league table. You can download the list for free HERE.