What is Value Management

Value Management is a national collaborative that aims to test and spread an innovative model that supports clinical, care and finance teams to apply quality improvement methods with combined cost and quality data at team level to deliver improved patient outcomes, experience and value.

The collaborative, led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland's ihub, working in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) launched in November 2019 and will run until March 2022.

The following SIX NHS boards were successfully recruited to spread and scale a Value Management approach:

  • NHS Highland (the innovator site)
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian, and
  • NHS Tayside.

The core method of value management is

  • a box score which organises real time data on performance, capacity and cost.
  • a visual management board which displays data over time, linked analyses and related improvement work, and
  • weekly multidisciplinary huddles where teams meet to discuss data, share learning and plan improvement work.

In March 2020 a decision was made to hibernate all collaborative activity to avoid placing additional pressure on boards at a time when they were heavily involved in preparing for and responding to Covid-19. This decision was communicated to boards on 17 March 2020.

Following a period of stakeholder engagement, a decision was reached by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to resume collaborative activity in August 2020 focusing on team level quality and value improvement and capacity and capability building.

During phase one of the collaborative, which completes in March 2021, each participating NHS board will work with three teams to test and implement the core method of value management.

Phase two of the collaborative will run from April 2021 to March 2022 and support spread in participating NHS boards.



Resources relating to the collaborative can be found in the library channel within the Value Management Collaborative MS Teams group. If you would like to request to join the group please use the above link and a member of the national team will review your request. 

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