The roll-out of patient-level costing (PLICS) across the NHS means that services have an increasingly rich source of information to help them understand their patients and services, however awareness of this data outside the costing team is not widespread.

The HFMA’s Healthcare Costing for Value Institute and Future Focused Finance have worked together to develop the Engagement Value Outcome (EVO) framework. EVO promotes collaborative working between clinical and finance teams and their collective understanding of PLICS, providing the NHS with a framework to ensure resources are used in the most effective way possible to provide high-quality care to patients.

During the second half of 2019 we piloted the EVO framework with four trusts, covering acute, mental health and community services.

  • Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Click here to view the EVO pilot summary which provides an overview of EVO and initial findings from the pilot sites.

In early 2020 we will publish twelve pilot case studies, ensuring that the good practice generated from the EVO framework is shared with others.

If you have any questions, please contact EVO@hfma.org.uk

Case study

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust: February 2020 Allied Health Professionals, Diabetes Wound Care

Case Study

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:March 2020 Cardiology, Gynaecology, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Case Study

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust: March 2020 Adult Community Mental Health Teams, Crisis Care, Memory Assessment Service