Best Possible Value Community

Health Foundation Making the Case for Quality Improvement

The Health Foundation have just released a document: "Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders" This is classic value theory using the value equation; where value is quality over cost, then we can increase value by increasing quality (and lower costs will follow)! Includes details on 10 lessons for NHS leaders: Make quality improvement a leadership priority for boards.

Join our regional learning events

Dear colleague, No learning activity this week due to the regional learning events that are taking place. Get in touch to join us at a venue near you: http://www.futurefocusedfinance.nhs.uk/blog/last-remaining-spaces-available-best-possible-value-training-events Due to popular demand we are arranging an additional event in Manchester so watch this space!

Learning Activity 3 - Patient-Centred Healthcare

Task: Patient-Centred Healthcare Time: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None Learning outcome: 'I understand the patient pathway and know of tools I can use to support it' Remember to record this activity in your BPV Specialist learning activity log * denotes optional background reading links READING: ‘Redefining Global Healthcare Delivery’ by Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer and Michael Porter via The Lancet The first value principle is that of ‘patient-centred’ care and designing and offering services based around patient and population need. We’ll explore how to do that in future learning tasks that detail the WHAT element of the BPV Decision Framework and other tools.

Learning Activity 2 - Value Principles in Healthcare

Task: Value Principles in Healthcare Time: 1 Hour Prerequisites: Task 1 - Value in Healthcare Introduction Learning outcome: 'I understand value principles in healthcare' Remember to record this activity in your BPV Specialist learning activity log * denotes optional background reading links READING: ‘A Culture of Stewardship: The Responsibility of NHS Leaders to Deliver Better Value Healthcare’ by Muir Gray via NHS Confederation and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges   As the stewards of public resources, all health system leaders have a responsibility to deliver better value on behalf of both service users and taxpayers. It’s everyone’s duty to pursue maximum value and make shared decisions about balancing the use of limited financial resources with improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

Learning Activity 1 - Value in Healthcare Introduction

Task: Value in Healthcare Introduction Time: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None Learning outcome: 'I understand Porter's theory of value in healthcare' Remember to record this activity in your BPV Specialist learning activity log * denotes optional background reading links READING: The first task in this series of learning activities is to read Porter's seminal 2010 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, 'What is Value in Health Care' (including supplementary appendixes 1 and 2). We can pick out some key concepts from this article: 1) 'Value' is defined as quality over costs This is a core management accounting concept derived originally from manufacturing industry.

Welcome and joining instructions

Hello and welcome to the online BPV Community! This group is to provide a community of practice for users of the BPV decision framework, and to promote and facilitate ‘I drive value’ as a core competency for everyone involved in making decisions about how healthcare resources are used.

Invest _ Disinvest Group (17 Sept 14)

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