It gives me great pleasure to introduce our clinical performance metrics.
Over the last two years we have been working with our clinical specialties to develop a set of metrics (measurements). There are three reasons for doing this. First, we believe it will act as an incentive to improve quality. Second, it will let patients and others to see how we are doing. And finally it will enable the trust board, through its clinical performance committee, to monitor performance.
During the next six months we will be publishing metrics for all our specialties. You can find the metrics by using the tabs on the left hand side of this page. If the metric you are interested is not yet available, you will be able to see when we plan to publish it.
At present there are three metrics for each specialty, but over time we aim to add to this. We will also replace metrics if we identify ones which would we believe are more appropriate.
If you wish, you can read about how we developed our metrics in more detail. We have also provided a short description of how the metrics are laid out.
I do hope you will find our metrics interesting and a useful way of evaluating the quality of our clinical services.
Professor Stephen Powis