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.

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 five NHS Boards, along with NHS Highland, were successfully recruited to spread and scale a Value Management approach:

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

The overall approach has three broad components:

  • Creating the Conditions for Managing Quality through organisational culture, leadership and infrastructure interventions
  • Team/ward level quality and value improvement interventions and coaching, and
  • Quality improvement capacity and capability building.


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

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