Value Based Healthcare

King’s Health Partners Value Based Healthcare (VBHC) programme is focused on supporting our partner organisations to deliver excellent and consistent health outcomes whilst protecting our stretched NHS resources. 

We believe that in order to deliver transformational health improvements that are patient-centred, population-based and sustainable we must make the best use of every pound available by continually focusing on value for patients and carers across the full cycle of care.

We want to improve health for all patients by ensuring that the quality of clinical outcomes and access to care are not affected by deprivation, geography or demographic profile. Value based healthcare will drive quality and sustainability by continually focussing on, and measuring, outcomes that matter to patients and carers alongside understanding the true cost of care.
Prof John Moxham, Clinical Director, King's Health Partners

Value Based Healthcare at King's Health Partners

At King's Health Partners, our goal is to:

  • develop meaningful and consistent patient-centred metrics, based on outcomes defined by patients, service users and carers
  • quantify the potential impact that investment decisions have on our patients, carers, the local health economy and wider society
  • ensure that the mental, physical and psychosocial needs of people are treated as one
  • evaluate and learn from the outcomes that we achieve through research and transparent use of data to reduce variation

We are working with a number of clinical teams across our partnership to redesign pathways of care based on the above principles. 

The Vital 5

Read a blog from Professor John Moxham about how measuring, recording and controlling five key measures - the Vital 5 -  can help improve value and reduce health inequalities.

> Read our latest staff blogs and news on value.

Case studies

A number of teams from across our partnership are using Value Based Healthcare methodology to improve the care they provide to our patients and service users. You can find out more about each of them here:

Measure outcomes that matter to patients and carers

  • COPD – we implemented integrated practice units to improve value in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our intervention resulted in a 50% increase in pulmonary rehabilitation referrals, 34% reduction in COPD admissions, and a 17% reduction in length of stay
  • Parkinson’s disease – we enhanced clinical management of non-motor symptom burden in Parkinson’s Disease. Our intervention is now used worldwide for cutting-edge clinical trials and patients feel empowered to report non-motor symptoms and receive appropriate treatment
  • Palliative care – we measured what outcomes mattered most to patients. Our Palliative Care Outcome Scale is now used internationally and has been adopted as routine in nine hospitals and community palliative care services across south London
  • Catheter care – we improved catheter care to help people lead more independent lives and reduce hospital admissions. Our intervention has resulted in a 30% reduction in catheter-associated urinary-tract infections in our hospitals

Optimise value by understanding outcomes and cost

Integrating care

Enabling value through informatics

Our growing impact

King's Health Partners are cited as a case study in The UK: Value-based strategy in a changing NHS, as an example of innovation in value through publication of Outcomes Books.

A value driven NHS can only be achieved through the sharing and use of high quality data in an open and transparent way to identify and address variation.
Prof John Moxham, Clinical Director, King's Health Partners

Outcomes Books

Recording and analysing accurate information is essential to understanding the value of what we do. Our Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs) are developing measures to understand value and see where there are variations in quality of care. We are publishing an outcomes book for each CAG, so that readers can see the value of what we do and our progress in patient care, research and education. We are leading the way nationally in this routine collation and publishing of outcomes.

Further information

Find out more about Value Based Healthcare at King's Health Partners and across the world:

If you'd like to get in contact with the Value Based Healthcare team please email Wenda Aitchison.