What is Value Management?

Value Management is a new collaborative that aims to test and spread an innovative model developed within NHS Highland 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.


Financial, productivity and improvement in quality are now being demonstrated within NHS Highland participating teams including:

  • Cath lab – 13% reduction in cost per patient per week
  • Inpatient respiratory: 30% increase in number of patients seen per week and
  • an additional 20% reduction in falls compared to similar non value management teams

We are recruiting five NHS boards to be part of the new collaborative, led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)'s ihub, working in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). It will run from August 2019 until March 2022.

Participating NHS boards will be required to develop and deliver a local value management learning network to test and spread the value management approach and share their implementation progress and learning within the national collaborative process.

The successful NHS boards will receive:

  • Funds to support local improvement resources and participation within the national collaborative.
  • Quality improvement capacity and capability building for teams testing the approach.
  • Improvement coaching to support ongoing delivery and progress at ward, service, middle and executive leadership level.
  • Improvement coaching capability building to embed a sustainable approach beyond the collaborative.

The following boards will be participating in the collaborative:

  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Tayside
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • NHS Forth Valley, and
  • NHS Lanarkshire.


Resources relating to the collaborative can be found in the Value Management Collaborative Knowledge Hub group. Information on how to join the group can be found in this guide.

Upcoming Events

Development Day for Improvement Coaches | Edinburgh | 18 November 2019

Improvement coaches from NHS boards participating in the Value Management collaborative are invited to attend a development day on Monday 18 November.

The aims of the day are:

  • to network with other coaches and establish the peer support system
  • to learn about the Value Management approach
  • to discuss roles and responsibilities in the collaborative, and
  • to prepare coaches to work with teams on Value Management.

Value Management Collaborative Launch Event | Edinburgh | 19 November 2019

NHS boards participating in the Value Management collaborative are invited to attend the launch of the collaborative on Tuesday 19 November.

.The launch event will bring teams together to start their Value Management journey by:

  • learning about the Value Management approach
  • sharing the learning from NHS Highland
  • considering the conditions for successful improvement, and
  • developing a learning system at national and board level.

Should you have any questions regarding our events or how to register, please contact us: hcis.valuemgt@nhs.net

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