Much of the recent scrutiny of the NHS, including the inquiry into care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust highlighted the need for accessible and comparable information.  Reviews found that boards of provider and commissioner organisations focused too much on financial information and did not pay sufficient attention to measures of quality.

Measuring and publishing comparative information about the quality of healthcare is at the heart of what Dr Foster does, through our Hospital Guide in England, through our Global Comparators programme and through the products and services we provide to the NHS in England and international healthcare organisations. Both Dr Foster and the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London share information with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and other national organisations in England who use it to inform their work on the quality and efficiency of care.

How can Dr Foster help?

We will work with you to design the most effective and efficient approach to understanding the quality of care in your organisation. This approach is likely to be a combination of Dr Foster tools and analytical services:

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