In Realising the Value, Nesta and the Health Foundation are strengthening the case for people taking an active role in their health and care. We are identifying evidence-based approaches that engage people and communities, and developing tools to support implementation across the NHS and local communities.

We are also exploring the broader behavioural, cultural and systemic changes needed and making recommendations for how the health and care system can become more person- and community-centred.

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About this paper

This paper is a step towards creating a new articulation of value in co-production with other stakeholders, in order to achieve the wider Realising the Value programme objective of demonstrating the value of people and communities in their own health and care. The ideas set out in this paper will develop throughout the programme to underpin future activities and outputs of the programme.

For more information please visit the Realising the Value website.

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