New data available in RightCare where to look packs

2017/18 data is now available in our RightCare where to look packs. The packs cover the main NHS programme budgeting categories including cardiovascular disease, respiratory, mental health and cancer and are personalised for each clinical commissioning group (CCG) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

As most health conditions are linked to demographic factors such as deprivation and age, RightCare compares systems to their closest demographically similar peers. This is to provide realistic comparisons taking into account the need for healthcare of different populations.

By using this information each system will be able to ensure local plans focus on those opportunities which have the potential to provide the biggest improvements in health outcomes, resource allocation and reducing unwarranted variation and health inequalities.

Several updates have been made to the packs since the previous publication to allow further detailed interpretation of the data presented.

Using the updated packs, local health systems can consider the steps below:

  1. Explore your pack and get to know your way around it – the tables, charts and key summaries in your pack all help put your area’s data into context.
  2. See how you compare with your peers – look at the data to see how you compare with the 10 CCG areas most like yours, not just your neighbouring CCGs.
  3. Get everyone talking about the same things –these packs are for the whole organisations to share across all professional groups and wider stakeholders, including providers.
  4. Use the identified variation to stimulate improvement and challenge complacency –use these variations to drive conversations about what and how change is initiated, agreed and prioritised for implementation.
  5. Use the pack as a catalyst to design optimal care – involve all stakeholders to talk about the ‘fix and future’ and work out what good looks like.
  6. Identify who needs to be involved – identify who needs to be informed, engaged or consulted for the best chance of successful change.