Key points

  • The paper's calls to action, which could be adopted immediately by local areas or New Care Model programme vanguard sites, include:
    • building a consensus on replacing the National Outcomes Frameworks with a simplified cross-system framework
    • basing core national outcomes on the health and wellbeing outcomes that are most important to people and communities
    • prioritising support for commissioners to build skills, knowledge and confidence to commission for the outcomes that people and communities value
    • ensuring widespread use of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in health commissioning.

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 paper makes a series of calls to action to ensure that the approach to understanding, capturing, measuring and assessing value in health and care takes full account of value, as it is experienced and created by people and communities.

The paper also proposes a set of value statements and accompanying pledges.

New approaches to value in health and care was written for those seeking to add value to people’s lives and mobilise the value that people and communities themselves can create for health and wellbeing.

    Further reading

    Learning report

    Realising the value

    November 2016

    This final report from the Realising the Value programme puts forward ten key actions – focused both...

    Thought paper

    How should we think about value in health and care?

    September 2015

    In Realising the Value, Nesta and the Health Foundation are strengthening the case for people taking...

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