Useful links

National RightCare FutureNHS

This FutureNHS site is where all users and stakeholders of the RightCare methodology can connect, share and learn. You can:

  • Find resources and tools such as data packs and improvement products
  • Discuss how RightCare has been used and share examples
  • Request support and advice on how to implement the RightCare methodology

Please note that you will need to register as a member of FutureNHS to join this site. 

NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The Plan’s aim was to plan for the future of the NHS to ensure its success by mapping out its priorities and how it will be achieved.

Model Health System

The Model Health System is a data-driven improvement tool that enables NHS health systems and Trusts to benchmark quality and productivity. By identifying opportunities for improvement, the Model Health System empowers NHS teams to continuously improve care for patients. The Model Health System incorporates the Model Hospital, which provides hospital provider-level benchmarking and also includes RightCare data.

Population Health Management (PHM) Programme

Population health is one of our core strategic aims for integrated care systems (ICSs); to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across an entire population, with a specific focus on the wider determinants of health (things like housing, employment, education).

Atlas of Variation

The NHS Atlas series is pivotal in the interrogation of routinely available data that relate investment, activity and outcome to the whole population in need and not just those who happen to make contact with a particular service.

Shared Decision Making Programme

Shared Decision Making is where individuals and clinicians work together to understand and decide what tests, treatments, management or support packages are most suitable bearing in mind the person’s individual circumstances. It brings together the individual’s expertise about themselves and what is important to them together with the clinician’s knowledge about what is known about the benefits and risks of the available options.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance

NICE guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics, from preventing and managing specific conditions to planning broader services and interventions to improve the health of communities. The guidance, listed by conditions and diseases can be found on the NICE website.

Getting It Right First Time Programme

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve the treatment and care of patients through in-depth review of services, benchmarking, and presenting a data-driven evidence base to support change.

The programme undertakes clinically-led reviews of specialties, combining wide-ranging data analysis with the input and professional knowledge of senior clinicians to examine how things are currently being done and how they could be improved.

RightCare works closely with GIRFT to ensure its improvement tools are aligned with GIRFT’s recommendations and key messages.

National Consultant Information Programme

The National Consultant Information Programme (NCIP) has created an online portal that enables NHS consultant surgeons to review information about their clinical activity and their patient outcomes. The portal provides access to individual outcomes data and unit-level data across a range of surgical specialties. It is intended to support NHS consultant surgeons in England as part of their personal learning and development. It provides both local and national benchmarks against which consultants can review and assess their patient outcomes with the aim of delivering improved patient care.

Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard

The Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard builds on our learning from the COVID-19 pandemic around the importance of good quality data to provide insights to drive improvements in tackling healthcare inequalities.

Whilst several individual tools exist, the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard provides key strategic indicators relating to healthcare inequalities all in one place.

Beneficial Changes Network

The Beneficial Changes Network (BCN) and the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) are working together, to better understand findings of innovative work, collaborative processes and good practice that has happened at the front line in response to COVID-19 within health and social care. This collaboration helps identify and prioritise the high-impact changes to sustain for the future, through evaluation, shared understanding and lessons learnt.

The AAC brings together industry, government, regulators, patients and the NHS to remove barriers and accelerate the introduction of ground-breaking new treatments and diagnostics which can transform care. The AAC supports all types of innovations: medicines, diagnostics, devices, digital products, pathway changes and new workforce models.