Sustainable Healthcare

Decisions with Value

A whole system approach to healthcare

What is Decisions with Value?

Decisions with Value is an initiative guided by an independent Steering Committee of UK experts and funded by AbbVie UK. The aim of Decisions with Value is to help those working within the NHS achieve the greatest improvement in health outcomes possible, within the fixed budget or resources available. 

Practical Guides for NHS Stakeholders and Decision-Makers

Decisions with Value has developed three practical guides for Providers, Commissioners and Healthcare Professionals. These guides provide tools and case studies to support NHS staff in the implementation of value-based decisions in everyday practice. Each of the guides below uses a ‘Triple Value Definition’ that breaks down value into 3 separate components – Personal, Technical and Allocative.

In contrast to cost cutting approaches, considering value in this way can deliver improved clinical, financial and patient outcomes, alongside achieving a better experience for patients.

The Decisions with Value guides illustrate how this whole system approach can be applied to all types of healthcare decision making and offer support to overcome barriers to implementation.