John Leech (Manchester, Withington, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to publish an update of the progress made by the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme end of life workstream on improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of end of life care.
Paul Burstow (Minister of State (Care Services), Health; Sutton and Cheam, Liberal Democrat)
We have not published any reports specifically on the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) end of life care workstream. However, information on this work is included in the “End of Life Care Strategy Third Annual Report” (September 2011), which has already been placed in the Library, and is available on the National End of Life Care Programme website at:
We expect to publish a fourth annual report in the autumn.
Information on primary care trusts (PCTs) reported efficiency savings during 2011-12 have been regularly published in “The Quarter”. PCTs reported total efficiency savings of £5.8 billion in 2011-12 towards the QIPP challenge. This information was published in “The Year: NHS Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2011/12”.