EVO Case studies Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
12 February 2020
The HFMA’s Healthcare Costing for Value Institute and Future-Focused Finance have worked together to develop the Engagement Value Outcome (EVO) framework. EVO promotes collaborative working between clinical and finance teams and their collective understanding of patient-level costing (PLICS), providing the NHS with a framework to ensure resources are used in the most effective way possible to provide high-quality care to patients.
During the second half of 2019 the EVO framework was piloted with four trusts, covering acute, mental health and community services.
This report describes the experience of those involved in the EVO pilot at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, who chose to look at three areas of community services: allied health professionals, diabetes and wound care.
The Trust describes the EVO pilot experience as being one which ‘brought us together’ and ‘allowed us to use data to trigger clinical conversations’.
Clinicians, service managers, the costing team and informatics colleagues were already seeking to work together on specific initiatives to improve the quality and depth of activity data in PLICS before the EVO pilot. The EVO pilot came along at just the right time to capitalise and build on the energy, enthusiasm and commitment that the work to date had started to engender.
The case studies in this report provide a flavour of some of the conversations the multi-disciplinary teams had within their EVO sessions as they explored their PLICS data.