The final report of the Realising the Value programme, an 18-month programme funded by NHS England in support of its Five Year Forward View sets out ten key actions on what should be done and how people need to work differently, to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing.
From the report:
Key calls to action
What needs to happen:
- Implement person- and community-centred ways of working across the system, using the best available tools and evidence.
- Develop a single, simplified outcomes framework across health and care and community provision, focused on what matters to people.
- Continue to learn by doing, alongside further research.
- Make better use of existing levers such as legislation, regulation and accountability.
- Trial new outcomes-based payment mechanisms to support person- and community-centred approaches, and implement these as part of wider national payment reform.
How people need to work differently:
- Enable health and care professionals and the wider workforce to understand and work in person- and community-centred ways.
- Develop strong and sustained networks as an integral part of implementing and scaling up person- and community-centred approaches.
- Value the role of people and communities in their health and wellbeing, including through co-production, volunteering and social movements for health.
- Make greater use of behavioural insights in implementing person- and community-centred approaches and spreading change.
- Support a thriving and sustainable voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, working alongside people, families, communities and the health and care system.