• Realising the Value was an 18-month programme that aimed to consolidate what is known about person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing, and make recommendations on how they can have maximum impact.
  • This report reviews the wide range of mechanisms that national bodies use to achieve their policy objectives for health and care services. 
  • It sets out how policymakers and national system leaders can remove barriers and support the implementation and spread of person- and community-centred approaches to health and care.

Download What the system can do: The role of national bodies in realising the value of people and communities in health and care.

Key recommendations

  • National bodies should focus on people as well as systems.
  • National policies must be coordinated.
  • National initiatives have potential but how they are implemented is central to their success.
  • A thriving and sustainable voluntary and community sector is crucial.
  • A coherent measurement framework can help unlock barriers to person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing.
  • National bodies could do more to ensure co-production is embedded at all levels of the system.

Further reading