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The Carter review: how are hospitals measuring up?

Two years on from Lord Carter’s 2016 review of hospital efficiency, The Pharmaceutical Journal looks at the progress pharmacy departments in England are making towards meeting his challenging targets. 

Carter review infographic

Carter review infographic

Source: JL / The Pharmaceutical Journal

To view the full infographic, click here. To read more about how individual hospitals are approaching the challenges set out in the Carter review, see our feature here.

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Source: NHS Benchmarking Network

Acute hospital trusts in England are making good progress towards meeting Carter’s target of 80% of pharmacist resource being spent on clinical activities  

Data on outpatient dispensing services and supply chain management

Outpatient dispensing services and supply chain management

Source: NHS Benchmarking Network

The proportion of hospital pharmacy departments that outsource outpatient dispensing services has not increased and slow progress is being made on reaching Carter’s targets around supply chain management

Data on electronic prescribing and medicines administration, medicines expenditure and workforce

Source: NHS Benchmarking Network

There is wide variation among acute trusts in the proportion of prescriptions that are prescribed electronically. However, progress towards achieving Carter’s targets has been made despite little change in the size of the pharmacy workforce and its composition

 

 

 

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2019.20206050

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  • Carter review infographic
  • Panel with clinical activity data
  • Data on outpatient dispensing services and supply chain management
  • Data on electronic prescribing and medicines administration, medicines expenditure and workforce

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