NHS England | January 2019 |Skill and dedication of NHS staff praised as health service productivity outstrips the rest of the economy
The NHS’ productivity outperformed the rest of the economy according to figures; productivity in the UK increased by 0.8% in 2016/17, this compares to productivity in the NHS growing by 3% in the financial year ending 2017.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said: “These figures are a testimony to the dedication and skill of NHS staff whose efforts, along with new, more efficient ways of working, has led once again to the NHS outperforming the rest of the economy.
“They provide reassurance that NHS funding is and will continue to be used to maximum effect. Although the NHS is already demonstrably one of the most efficient health services in the world, our new NHS Long Term Plan will continue to bear down on waste and ensure that every penny is well spent.”
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