The work of the Institute and its programme is built around four themes. Click on each theme that is relevant to your organisation and see the resources and events that we recommend for you.
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Costing is high on the NHS agenda with NHS Improvement’s mandation of new costing standards. The Institute provides a support network where members have the opportunity to discuss costing challenges with their peers, as well as share learning. Our wide range of Confident costing events and publications ensure we support both those new to costing as well as more experienced costing staff.
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Providers of NHS services have increasingly large amounts of data about their patients, with the roll-out of patient-level costing (PLICS) across the NHS. The challenge is how to make the most of patient level cost data to support improvements in patient care and deliver efficiencies. The Institute has a series of toolkits to support members turn the data generated by PLICS into powerful intelligence. The Institute’s support network allows members to share examples of how they have embedded PLICS within their organisation and encouraged clinicians to use PLICS data to support service redesign.
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The concept of ‘value’ in healthcare – maximising the outcomes which matter to people at the lowest possible cost – is increasingly seen as a key lever for supporting the delivery of high quality sustainable healthcare. The challenge is how to do this in practice.What is clear is that clinicians and finance staff need to work more closely together to support improvements in value. The Institute has a growing reputation for bringing together senior fiance and clinicians to explore what value means for the NHS. Institute members have the opportunity to hear from those at the cutting edge – both nationally and internationally – and take back practical ideas for their own organisations. Our value challenge projects work with members to put the theory of value into practice.
The Institute continues to push forward and promote costing and value-based healthcare. This is supported by Institute-led projects which aim to challenge current practices and the existing culture. The Institute works with its members, partners and associates to learn from and share good practice in the UK and internationally. We are always looking for new ideas and opportunities to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of costing and value.
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