Better Care Better Value indicators

The Better Care Better Value indicators compiled by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency whilst improving quality. They can help to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care.

The indicators can help commissioners and providers to inform planning, to inform views on the scale of potential efficiency savings in different aspects of care and to generate ideas on how to achieve these savings. The tool can prompt you to start thinking of “how” and “why” your organisation might differ from others and to support commissioning priorities for health communities.

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The ‘Converting the potential into reality’ guides contain ten steps that commissioners and providers can take to use the Better Care Better Value indicators to maximum effect to improve quality and increase productivity.