Commissioner Decision Guide

Decisions with Value - A whole system approach to healthcare

How can this guide help?


This practical guide will help commissioners at all levels – from CCGs to regional and national teams – support value-based decisions on optimal resource allocation and patient outcomes. This includes decisions on service investments, contracts and prioritisations, plus population-level initiatives and interventions.

The guide includes relevant case studies and processes to help you drive value-based decisions across defined populations. Plus links to useful tools and templates to help you overcome some typical barriers to change, such as:

• A Sustainability and Transformation Plans template to help create long-term budgets despite a lack of incentives and/or funding for long-term interventions

• Learning from the experience of CCGs who have pulled together fragmented payment schemes and policies into a single strategy and point of access to care

• Using approaches such as the Socio-Technical Allocation of Resources (STAR) to help bridge any  divides between teams and organisations

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