[PDF] New approaches to value in health and care

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
Publication date:
15 November 2016


This report makes a series of calls for action to ensure that the approach to understanding, capturing, measuring and assessing value in health and care takes full account of value, as it is experienced by people and communities. 

Key calls to action:
  • Building a consensus on replacing the National Outcomes Frameworks with a simplified cross-system framework.
  • Basing core national outcomes on the health and wellbeing outcomes that are most important to people and communities.
  • Prioritising support for commissioners to build skills, knowledge and confidence to commission for the outcomes that people and communities value most.
  • Ensuring widespread use of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in health commissioning.
  • These calls for action will enable a shift to a future articulation of value that is aligned across health, social care and community organisations.