From the NHS Information Centre website:
“The Innovation Health and Wealth paper published by the Department of Health in December 2011, set out plans to support development and adoption of innovation in the NHS. One of the actions in this paper is to drive compliance with technology appraisals by the publication of information relating to levels of compliance and variation at a local level.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre was requested to develop and publish a scorecard on behalf of the Department of Health (DH) and the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB). There is no central collection of data to directly support this nor is data on the number of patients being treated available centrally. Therefore this is an experimental publication, which presents available data from a range of sources and requests comments and suggestions from users to support future development of appropriate datasets.
The data is presented in the form of an interactive spread-sheet which uses macros to allow users to identify the organisations and interventions they wish to explore. The data is also presented in tables and charts to show variation. An accompanying report describes the data, the sources and its limitations. This is supported by additional information in an FAQ format.”
A feedback form is provided on the website. The closing date for the feedback is 28 February 2013.