2020 Delivery launches ICS/STP research project

Initial analysis has focused on key metrics for each STP across finance, 4-hour performance and quality
2020 Delivery launches ICS/STP research project
Jun 28th 2019

2020 Delivery is conducting research to investigate how the performance of Integrated Care Systems and STPs in England has changed, and what factors are enabling and inhibiting improvement.

Our initial analysis above has been focused on three high-level measures to provide an indicative view of system performance across all STPs/ICSs that can be compared between footprints. This includes:

  1. Aggregate CCG & provider surplus/deficit excluding Sustainability Funding (%)
  2. Aggregate 4-hour A&E performance (all types)
  3. Average CQC rating across providers

The charts above show the national picture for 2017/18 and 2018/19, with the colour of the bubble indicating average CQC rating and the size of bubble reflecting total CCG allocations.

Our initial analysis demonstrates the effects of continued financial and operational constraint, with shifts in performance between 2017/18 and 2018/19. Nonetheless, this also reveals that several systems have delivered significant improvements in quality and efficiency over this time.

2020 Delivery will be complementing the data analysis with field research. We are engaging with senior leaders at numerous ICSs and STPs around the country to identify the key factors that have enabled or prevented improvement. Further analysis will also be conducted to understand the impact of contextual factors, and review of a broader range of indicators. The combined findings from the data analysis and field research will be brought together in a summary report for discussion with system leaders.

Participants will be able to access the full report of findings, attend a post-participation de-briefing and contribute to the conclusions of the report. Participation is free of charge and comes with no additional commitments.

If you or a member of your team would like to be involved in this research, or would like to discuss our analysis, please contact David Legg, our ICS Practice Lead (davidlegg@2020delivery.com).

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