Introduction to the Model Hospital and Model Health System

The Model Health System is a digital tool provided by NHS Improvement and NHS England. It's design to support the NHS improve productivity, quality and efficiency

The Model Health System includes a suite of tools developed to support NHS providers, including the Model Hospital, Model Ambulance, Model Mental Health Trust and Model Community Trust. 

How it works 

Model.nhs.uk can be used by anyone in the NHS from board to ward. You can explore and compare productivity, quality and responsiveness, to easily identify opportunities to improve. 

You'll benefit from 
  • understanding how you are performing in comparison to your peers
  • relevant information at board, specialty, functional and workforce levels
  • themed compartments, presenting key performance metrics within these specialties of areas
  • user-selectable peer groups alongside pre-defined recommended peers

Take our short video tour to understand what sorts of information you'll find inside, some of the most popular features and how to use it to find productivity opportunities.

Background

The Model Hospital was initially developed to meet recommendations set out in Lord Carter’s February 2016 review of operational productivity and performance in English acute hospitals, and has continued to grow and evolve. For example new data specially for ambulance trusts was add to a Model Ambulance view of the tool, following Lord Carter's September 2018 review of unwarranted variation in ambulance trusts, and the Model Mental Health Trust and Model Community Health Trust followed. Subsequent recommendations in the Long Term Plan mean we have started to develop the Model Health System, which brings together the data at STP and ICS level and gives access to the wider NHS, not just providers.

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