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


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 300 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 8000 healthcare professionals on behalf of the Network.

Network project topics include:

Community Sector

  • Community Services

  • Community Hospitals

  • Monthly Community Indicators

Commissioning Sector

  • Urgent Care

  • Integrated Care and the Better Care Fund

  • Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

  • Planned Care

  • Whole System Benchmarker/STP

  • CCG Functions

  • Primary Care

All Providers

  • Corporate Functions

  • Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

Mental Health Sector

  • Mental Health, including inpatient services and CMHTs


  • Learning Disabilities

Acute Sector

  • Emergency Care

  • Therapy services, including SLT, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and OT

  • Radiology

  • Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care in Acute Settings

  • Operating Theatres

  • Outpatients

Other Network Facilitated Projects

  • Intermediate Care

  • Care at the End of Life

"The NHS Benchmarking Network has provided detailed insight into how our services compare with others. It has helped us to understand where there are opportunities to improve services and drive efficiencies as well as demonstrating where we are already performing well. Participating in the annual benchmarking audits has made us evaluate our services and provided us with an opportunity to compare our performance against Trusts of a similar size. It has helped us to understand in more depth the opportunities GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) can provide."

Keith Reynolds
Assistant Director of Strategy
North West Anglia 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 on areas related to national policy. We have been commissioned to produce research products on a number of topical areas.

These include:

  • National audit of Community Mental Health Services (NHS England)

  • London Mental Health Dashboard (NHS London)

  • Review of Oxfordshire Mental Health Services (Oxfordshire CCG and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust)

  • Integrated Care Partnerships for secure mental health services (London Providers)

  • International Mental Health comparisons (Department of Health and Social Care)

  • Intermediate Care analytics (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership)

  • Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care analytics (Wessex AHSN)

  • Prison Transfers and Remission (NHS England)

  • Integrated Placement Support for mental health services users (NHS England)

  • Early intervention in psychosis (London mental health services)

  • Mental health informatics for commissioners (Public Health England)

  • Use of restraint (Department of Health and Social Care)

  • CAMHS audit in Wales (NHS Wales)

  • Early intervention in psychosis workforce survey (Health Education 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)