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Staff performance greatest contributor to productivity gap

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Cutting variation in frontline clinical staff performance could have the biggest effect in closing a £14bn productivity gap predicted to develop in the NHS by 2014, according to The King’s Fund think tank.

It has concluded that driving up performance among the poorer performing clinical teams would be key to making NHS savings through increasing efficiency and quality of care. The King’s Fund has highlighted reducing errors in prescribing, tackling healthcare associated infections and better management of leg ulcers were all areas that poorly performing frontline teams could focus on.

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  • hi are we looking after patients or doing a audit why dont you give someone a job in a band 8 to do it thay have more time?

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