This seminar from What Works Scotland and Health Economics Network for Scotland explored approaches to priority setting in health and social care.
The presentations included government, economic and provider perspectives on a recent project developing priority-setting in health and social care.
- Paul Leak – H&SC integration: setting the scene, the need to set priorities (PDF)
- Marissa Collins – Priority setting in health and social care (PDF)
- Christian Nicolson and Andrea Madden – NHS Highland: Priority setting in health and social care (PDF)
- Chris Littlejohn – Grampian Health Board: practicalities of engaging in preventative work (PDF)
It aimed to help inform people involved in the development of health and social care partnerships, and working in those partnerships, as they seek to prioritise areas of investment.
The event brought together policymakers in central government and in local authorities, community planning partnerships, and health and social care partnerships, with service providers and academics, and explored how decisions can be made that take into account the costs and benefits of various approaches and what effect different approaches may make.
It aimed to help those involved in health and social care integration develop an approach that allows them to identify the potential effect of shifting patterns of investment, and disinvestment, within and between programmes of activity – in terms of outcomes for patients and service users, and effective resource use.
Date: 8 March 2016