Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is a new approach to priority setting, to help commissioners and those planning services to allocate their health resources to benefit patients in their community.

Together with the London School of Economics (LSE), the Health Foundation has developed the Star approach that combines value for money analysis with stakeholder engagement, where an Excel-based tool is used alongside a facilitated stakeholder workshop.

To introduce the Star tool, Mara Airoldi has written a blog about its development and how it can help commissioners engage with stakeholders.

Find out more about Star on our collection page


Ashleigh O'Callaghan


I'm looking for more information on the STAR process and hoping to get in contact with those who have used this- would you please be able to contact me?

Velindre Cancer Centre
NHS Wales

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