Denis Cortese: Lessons on health reform from the US


Published: 07/09/2010

The Nuffield Trust hosted a visit by Dr Denis Cortese, whose vision for ‘high value health care’ (better outcomes, better safety and better patient experience at lower cost) by aligning incentives and coordinating care between all staff, underpinned his successful tenure as chief executive of the Mayo Clinic. 
During his stay, Dr Cortese met NHS staff in Trafford, Outer North East London and North West London – three sites where closer integration is seen as the route to better care. This video - part 1 of a series - captures his reflections on these visits and his lessons for achieving high value health care in the NHS.

In this video, Dr Cortese responds to the following questions:

- You visited three NHS organisations. What struck you most about their efforts to improve care?
- What are the biggest challenges they face?
- What do you think of the proposed policies on GP commissioning?