Right Care has published two casebooks describing a new approach to priority setting called Star (Socio-technical allocation of resources).
The approach combines value for money analysis with stakeholder engagement. It is designed to allow those planning services to determine how resources can be most effectively invested, and is based on the premise that the engagement of stakeholders means the decisions are understood and supported by those most affected.
The first casebook explains the principles of the approach and the decision conferencing. The second casebook describes the implementation of the Star approach in Sheffield in re-organising eating disorder services.
The casebooks and more information about the project can be found here.