What is Value Management
Value management is a national improvement collaborative that aims to test and spread an innovative model that supports clinical, care and finance teams to apply quality improvement methods with combined quality and cost 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.
What we do
The core method of value management consists of the following components:
- a box score which organises real time data on performance (quality), 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.
Read more about our work
- Our approach
The following six boards were successfully recruited to test and spread a value management approach across NHS Scotland:
- NHS Highland (the innovator site)
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- NHS Forth Valley
- NHS Lanarkshire
- NHS Lothian, and
- NHS Tayside.
During phase one of the collaborative, each participating NHS board will work with three teams to test and implement the core method of value management.
From April 2021 to March 2022 there will be a blended approach to the delivery of the collaborative, continuing phase one activity to support participating NHS boards to implement value management and sustain the gains with pilot teams whilst transitioning teams to greater independence and supporting spread.
- Capacity and capability programme
The collaborative includes a programme of capacity and capability, led by NHS Education for Scotland (NES). This programme aims to build improvement coaching capability to support and embed a sustainable model across the participating NHS Boards.
The capacity and capability programme was designed to address a range of skills related to value management and quality improvement to ensure knowledge transfer from national partners (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and NES) to improvement coaches and teams in NHS boards.
- How COVID-19 has impacted our 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 and responding to COVID-19.
Following a period of stakeholder engagement beginning in June 2020, the collaborative was remobilised in September 2020 to focus on team level quality and value improvement and capacity and capability building. The phasing was revised to extend phase one until the end of March 2021.
In January 2021, in response to ongoing pressures in boards, it was necessary to deliver collaborative content at a reduced pace and postpone planned educational activity to April 2021.
A blended approach to the delivery of phase one and phase two of the collaborative will be taken going forward, to take into account that participating boards are now all at different stages in their value management implementation as a result of COVID-19 and other system pressures.
Impact and learning
You can learn more about the impact and the key findings so far in relation to value management by exploring the resources from the interim phase 1 evaluation. This includes case studies and the interim learning and impact report.
We have produced a range of resources to support teams participating in the collaborative to embed a value management approach.
You can view all of our key resources here.
All resources relating to the collaborative can also be found in the library channel within the Value Management Collaborative MS Teams group. If you are part of a participating board and not already a member of the team please request to join using the link provided and a member of the national team will review your request.
If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
You can also follow us on Twitter @ihubscot #ValueMgt