Benchmark Management Consulting Limited
A team of experienced management consultants focused on the healthcare sector.

Benchmarking

Benchmark Management Consulting Ltd are the contracted research support team to the world's largest healthcare comparison group, the NHS Benchmarking Network, which has over 330 subscribing member organisations.

 
 
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The NHS Benchmarking Network

Benchmark Management Consulting Ltd are the contracted research support team to the world's largest healthcare comparison group, the NHS Benchmarking Network, which has over 330 subscribing member organisations.

Benchmark Management Consulting facilitates around 15 benchmarking projects annually for Network members on topics decided by the membership. In addition, we deliver a programme of national events to present project results alongside expert speakers from national bodies and case studies from the membership.  We manage a knowledge exchange forum of over 7000 healthcare professionals on behalf of the Network.

Network project topics include:

Community Sector

  • Community Services
  • Community Hospitals
  • Monthly Community Indicators

Acute Sector

  • Emergency Care / Urgent care
  • Therapy services, including SLT, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and OT
  • Radiology
  • Older Peoples Services in Acute Settings
  • Operating Theatres
  • Outpatients

All Providers

  • Corporate Functions
  • Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation
  • Delayed Transfers of Care

Mental Health Sector

  • Mental Health, including inpatient services and CMHTs
  • CAMHS
  • Learning Disabilities

    Commissioning Sector

    • Integrated Care and the Better Care Fund
    • Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation
    • Planned Care
    • Whole System Benchmarker/STP
    • CCG Functions

    Other Network Facilitated Projects

    • Intermediate Care

    "The NHS Benchmarking Network has provided us with opportunities to engage with other providers in particular through the Knowledge Exchange Network, which has proven to be a helpful way to seek information on services and developments, and has also enabled collaboration. Participating in the annual benchmarking audits has made us evaluate our services and provided us with an opportunity to compare our performance against other Trusts of a similar size. Staff who have attended the annual conferences have returned with knowledge and enthusiasm to support future developments."

    Corinne Jeffrey
    Directorate Manager, Elderly Care
    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    We produce comparative benchmarking databases and reports, good practice case studies, and performance improvement checklists for each of the services we benchmark for the Network.

    All our Network projects use appropriate technology to meet member needs, examples include:

    • Online data collection
    • Online reporting tools that allow you to view your organisation’s performance against other contributors
    • Peer group profiling
    • Desktop benchmarking toolkits that allow detailed examination and reporting of project outputs
    • Bespoke reports
    • Detailed project reports and good practice compendiums
    • Case studies

    We also work with a number of national organisations, commissioned to produce benchmarking products on a number of topical areas. These include:

    • Early intervention psychosis (London mental health services)
    • Mental health informatics for commissioners (Public Health England)
    • Use of restraint (Department of Health)
    • CAMHS audit in Wales (NHS Wales)
    • Early intervention psychosis national survey (Health Education England)
    • Mental health crisis audit (NHS England)
    • Ambulance services in Wales (NHS Wales)
    • Perinatal mental health (NHS England)
    • Forensic services (NHS England)
    • CAMHS workforce (Health Education England)
    • Older People's Services in the East Midlands (East Midlands Health Science Network)