- Other events
- Recent events
- Publication of a special journal edition on Social Values and Health Priority Setting
- Research visit to Thailand
- ‘How can we set priorities in health fairly?’ UCL conference
- Health Technology Assessment international conference
- UCL and King's Summer School on Social Values and Clinical Commissioning
- Social values and health priority setting in the media
- Social Values Project featured in health consultancy blog
- Professor Albert Weale and Professor Peter Littlejohns give evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee
- Social values project partners meets collaborators at the University of Mainz
- Professor Peter Littlejohns secures funding for piloting CCG decision support tool
- Peter Littlejohns and Albert Weale submit evidence to NICE
Catalogue of Case Studies
Catalogue of Case Studies
Case studies provide insight into the challenges of priority setting and into the role that social values play in priority setting decisions. In the interest of offering decision-making tools for practitioners, we have started compiling a catalogue of case studies that feature cases of priority setting decisions from around the world in which social values played a role. To ensure consistency we use our case study template for every case study we provide. To access the catalogue of case studies and to find out more please click here .
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UCL and King's Summer School on Social Values and Clinical Commissioning
10 October 2012
In September, UCL and King's hosted a two day summer school on Social Values and Clinical Commissioning in the UK, attended by health policy practitioners and researchers. Clinical commissioning groups in the UK will soon acquire responsibility for commissioning health services for their local populations, and when they do, they will face familiar problems in healthcare priority setting, including the tension between meeting need and maximising benefit, identifying exceptional cases and securing overall fairness. In addition, a new value-based pricing regime is due to come into effect for pharmaceuticals in the UK in 2014.
The purpose of the summer school was to enable participants to identify the key challenges of social values that may arise in the new regime, and to consider how clinical commissioners might deal with those challenges. For example, how will values like justice and solidarity fare in clinical commissioning? Will clinical commissioning meet standards of public justifiability and relevance? One of the key challenges that emerged from discussions amongst participants was around accountability, and in particular the complexity and numbers of the parties to whom commissioners may be accountable, and for what. An accountability 'matrix' reflecting this can be downloaded here.
The summer school featured a combination of lectures and interactive seminars, with a focus on practical examples and scenarios, and introduced participants to the case catalogue and analytical framework being developed by the Social Values and Health Priority Setting project. More information about the summer school is available here.
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