Productivity in healthcare – Episode 3 of Productivity Puzzles podcast is now available

In this episode, host Professor Bart van Ark talks to Professor Diane Coyle and Kaya M. Dreesbeimdiek from the University of Cambridge who co-authored a recent paper on productivity in the National Health Service during the Covid-19 pandemic, with insight from Dr. Jennifer Dixon, chief executive of The Health Foundation. They discuss how we measure health productivity, what has happened to health productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic and ask how we rebuild a resilient health care sector to enable higher productivity in an uncertain environment.

About our guests

Dr. Jennifer Dixon is the Chief Executive of The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Originally trained as a doctor, Jennifer has extensive experience in policy analysis and has undertaken research and written widely on health care reform both in the UK and internationally.

Professor Diane Coyle CBE is Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She leads the Knowledge Capital research theme at The Productivity Institute and is on its executive committee and executive team.

Kaya M. Dreesbeimdiek is a PhD candidate at the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge and her research focuses on resilience analysis of hospital systems. During the first wave of the pandemic, she worked as Voluntary Process Engineer for the NHS Cambridge University Hospital Trust and currently supports clinical strategy projects at Addenbrooke’s hospital.

Productivity Puzzles is sponsored by Capita and brought to you by The Productivity Institute.