NHS Benchmarking Network


Sign up for free for Community Hospital Survey 2017!  This year the survey on community hospitals is part of the National Audit of Intermediate Care.  

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07 March 2017
Registration is still open for the National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) 2017




The NHS Benchmarking Network's Community Hospitals project had 179 community hospitals participating from 56 organisations in 2017.  Those participating are able to access the toolkit on the NHSBN website, andbenchmark their performance (anonymously) against others on areas such as services, activity, workforce and finance.  Do register to be part of the audit this year, and help us to increase the numbers and scope and therefore the validity of the benchmarking daya, to help make it useful for all. 



NHS Benchmarking Network - Summary Findings 2016




NHS Benchmarking Network - Summary Findings 2015


The survey is designed and developed in discussion with a Community Hospital Forum and the Community Hospitals Association.

In 2014, the Network joined with the University of Leeds and won funding by the NHS Institute for Health Research to understand and optimise community hospital ward care in the NHS, with an emphasis on the care of older people. The Network facilitated data collection of community hospital data in 2014 and provided an anonymised data set for the research study. NHSBN continues to be a partner in the research study led by Professor John Young.  NHS Benchmarking Network continues to be a key partner in the community hospitals research study in the University of Leeds. 
Throughout the UK there were 179 participating hospitals from 46 organisations in 2016, 159 participating hospitals from 40 organisations in 2014, and 163 community hospitals from 41 organisations in 2015. Once completed, analysed and validated, participating organisations are able to access the toolkit and the report through the members area of the website, and thereby benchmark their performance 


Please send any questions to Jessica Grantham, jessica.grantham@nhs.net