• 16Apr

    Using evidence to support commissioners

    Many commissioners understand the benefits and potential savings of introducing new models of care, but often face barriers to doing so – one in particular is the lack of a robust economic case.

    As part of the Realising the Value work, PPL, an independent consultancy, developed an economic modelling tool, which draws on high-quality research evidence as well as data collected from RtV’s five partner sites to help evaluate the impact of person- and community-centred approaches. Designed for local commissioners and STP prevention teams to help them develop business cases and inform priorities, it has already been used by NHS England for planning and strategy purposes. You can read more about the PPL tool here.

    To complement this work the Long Term Conditions Financial Model uses simulation to predict the financial impact of person- and community-centred approaches against a “do nothing” approach.

    To share these tools PPL, SIMUL8, NHS England, and Nesta will be hosting a Webex for commissioners in April 2017 (date to be confirmed), highlighting how both tools can be used to help commissioners who want to implement new models of care. For further details, please contact the organisers here:

    http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/impact-and-cost-economic-modelling-tool-commissioners

    http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/strengthening-investment-case-realising-value

    https://simul8healthcare.com/nhs-england.htm