LSE/Right Care project on NHS Commissioners' use of the NHS atlas of variation in healthcare: case studies of local uptake

Laura Schang, Alec Morton

Research output: Working paperCase study

73 Downloads (Pure)


In order to understand how the Right Care Atlas series is being used within PCT clusters and CCGs
to inform planning activities, and identify levers and barriers to use, Right Care has been working with
Professor Gwyn Bevan’s team at the London School of Economics.

The LSE has been commissioned to conduct a survey of PCTs and we hope that the results of this
research will be published in an academic journal in due course. A report has been provided to the
National Director of QIPP, Jim Easton.

This work will inform further Atlas production and promotion of their use by PCTs and CCGs.

The work has been conducted by Laura Schang and supervised by Dr Alec Morton. The research
approach included telephone interviews with a sample of PCT managers and in-depth case studies
of PCTs use of the Atlases.

This Right Care Casebook brings together the Case Studies and is available as a downloadable PDF on the
Right Care website:
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • right care
  • nhs commissioners
  • nhs atlas
  • variation
  • healthcare

Cite this