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Quality of care

It is vital that cost savings are not achieved through unwarranted reduction in the quality of care provided.
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Why is this important?

Over the next five to ten years the financial situation for health services will be one of the most challenging in living memory.

There will be a focus on a search for efficiency and it is vital that cost savings are not achieved through unwarranted reduction in the quality of care provided.

What we offer

Independent and authoritative commentary on key aspects of the quality of NHS and social care is vital. We provide this through ongoing quantitative and qualitative research and our QualityWatch programme, run jointly with the Health Foundation. QualityWatch tracks indicators of quality and exploring quality issues through in-depth study, providing an independent source of information on how quality of care is changing over time.

I’d rather be hung for money than for quality and safety.

Chief executive of an acute trust

Key contacts

John Appleby

Director of Research and Chief EconomistNuffield Trust

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Holly Dorning

Senior Research AnalystNuffield Trust

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