Draft framework: Use of Resources and Well-led assessments


We recently ran a joint consultation with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to seek feedback on the framework and methodology underpinning the Use of Resources assessment and Well-led assessments.

Following sector-wide feedback, we've published the Use of Resources: assessment framework. This will help us to better understand how effectively and efficiently providers are using their resources – including finances, workforce, estates and facilities, technology and procurement – to provide high quality, efficient and sustainable care for patients. The framework will also help us to deliver tailored support to providers. 

What we consulted on

Use of resources

  • the proposed approach to carrying out use of resources assessments, initially for acute trusts only, including how we will assess trust performance and reach a rating 
  • a draft use of resources assessment framework, including indicative metrics, key lines of enquiry, prompts and rating characteristics
  • how our Single Oversight Framework will reflect use of resources in its finance and use of resources theme 

The new well-led framework

  • the joint structure of the well-led framework for acute, mental health, community and ambulance trusts 
  • the proposed changes to the content, which includes more detail on themes such as compassionate, inclusive leadership, system leadership and, financial and resource governance 
  • how CQC and NHS Improvement will make use of the well-led framework in our regulatory and oversight activities 

Consultation responses

Thanks to those of you who provided feedback for this consultation. We have now published the Use of Resources: assessment framework.

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    • nhsi
    • 24 Jan '17

    resource was opened for discussion.

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