NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare

The NHS Atlas of Variation series is intended to support local decision making to increase the value which a population receives from the resources spent on their healthcare. It supports the search for unexplained variations, the identification and attention to unwarranted variation, helping clinicians to understand what is going on in their area and where to focus attention to improve the care they provide.  The Atlas contains 102 maps.  There is also an interactive atlas available at the link below.

The Atlas of Variation Opportunities Locator is a companion tool to the NHS Atlas of Variation 2015. It uses the same data and maps but allows local commissioners to select and view the CCG and Local Authority maps for their own local population across a wide range of disease areas. The Locator identifies best performer amongst demographic peers, quantifies extent of benefit if opportunity is taken, and links to best practice and guidance. It should be used by local commissioners alongside the Commissioning for Value packs and the Spend and Outcome Tool to inform and direct their pathway improvement efforts.

Geography: Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities (upper and lower tier) in England

Organisation: Public Health England (PHE), NHS Right Care and NHS England

External link: http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation

Interactive Atlas: https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/products/atlas/

Published profiles: National 2015 report, published in September 2015, is available below.  A higher resolution version is available at the first link above.

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2015, Sept 2015 (Adobe PDF, 12.1MB) (opens new window)


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