Health Foundation Webinair _07/07/2014


Achieving value in hard times:


Monday 7 July 2014, 16:00 – 17:00

To register for this webinar please visit our registration website.

Professor Gwyn Bevan and Anita Charlesworth will be in discussion with Professor Bill Lucas.   Speaker biographies .

To register for this webinar please visit our registration website.

The latest Health Foundation webinar will explore how the socio-technical allocation of resources – Star – can help commissioners and those planning services in resource allocation.

Health and social care services across the UK, and for much of the rest of the world, are facing hard times that call for tough decisions from those responsible for planning services and allocating healthcare budgets. They are faced with the combined challenges of reduced or, at best static, levels of funding, rising costs for drugs and equipment and increased need for care from an ageing population.  At the same time, the public expects improving quality of services in tandem with system requirements for greater efficiency. We need to better understand quality, costs and value to make the best decisions.

The Health Foundation has funded a long-term research programme at LSE to better understand value for money in healthcare from a health economist’s viewpoint.  What emerged from the development of new methodology to explore these issues is a practical approach to help healthcare planners set priorities for services to get best value in terms of health benefits to the population and a method to facilitate engagement of patients, providers and planners in the decision-making process. 
The approach has been tested in real-life situations and after further development is available as downloadable set of materials from the Health Foundation web-site.

Professor Gwyn Bevan will present the thinking behind the Star approach and will be joined in discussion by Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist of the Health Foundation, to talk about practical application of the approach, facilitated by Professor Bill Lucas.

Best wishes

Jonathan Bamber

The Health Foundation

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