NHS Atlas

 

 

 

 

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare Series

The NHS Atlas of Variation series is intended to support local decision making to increase the value which a population receives from the resources spent on their healthcare. It supports the search for unexplained variations, the identification and attention to unwarranted variation, helping clinicians to understand what is going on in their area and where to focus attention to improve the care they provide.The first NHS Atlas of Variation was published in November 2010 and was welcomed by the NHS and other stakeholders, with topics selected by clinicians as being important to their speciality. In December 2011 a second and expanded version of the Atlas, consisting of 71 maps, was published.

 

Themed Atlases..

Following the success of the publication of the first two NHS Atlases of Variation, work is underway to develop a series of themed atlases focusing on specific conditions or populations in more depth. These are to be released during 2012/13.

 


Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Respiratory Disease Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Diabetes Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease
 
     
Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for Children and Young People The Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Liver Disease The Atlas of Variation in Diagnostic Services
 

In print..

The Atlases are available as downloadable PDFs and you can order printed copies (while stocks last)

 

Online..

All Atlases are also available as fully interactive online maps using InstantAtlas© GIS software


Evaluation of the NHS Atlas of Variation

Right Care has been collaborating with the London School of Economics to develop a research programme to evaluate the impact of publishing the atlases.A Casebook is now available that brings together some case studies of how the Atlas is being used locally.