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Partnership to raise awareness of Value-Based Healthcare is made official

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Welsh Value in Health Centre and Swansea University’s Value-Based Health and Care Academy.

The two organisations have worked together for a number of years to promote the understanding and implementation of Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) in Wales.  Both have collaborated on Wales’ reputation as a leader in VBHC internationally.

The MOU makes this collaborative partnership official. 

Part of Intensive Learning Academies Wales, the Value-Based Health and Care Academy at Swansea University, offers several educational courses as well as research and consultancy services in VBHC. Courses include:

The Welsh Value in Health Centre is part of NHS Wales and is the national programme for Value-Based Healthcare in Wales.  It is focused on providing leadership, expertise, support and strategic direction to embed VBHC across the NHS in Wales.

The MOU means the two organisations will continue to collaborate on the four key areas of education, research, consultancy and industry partnerships and communication.

Dr Sally Lewis is director of the Welsh Value in Health Centre and said:  “While we’ve worked alongside Hamish and his team at the Value-Based Health and Care Academy for a number of years, it’s great to make this partnership official.

“I’m delighted to sign this MOU, and am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the next three years. There is a clear commitment here, from both of us, to continue to collaborate on all aspects of Value-Based Healthcare.  That will benefit NHS Wales and beyond.”

Professor Hamish Laing, Director of the Value-Based health and Care Academy said:

“The VBHC Academy has had a close collaboration with the Wales Value in Health Centre since its inception and helps it to deliver important elements of the national VBHC strategy in Wales, as well as strengthening global reach. I am delighted to see our relationship cemented through the MOU so that together we can achieve the greatest value and impact."

You can find more information on the work of the VBHC Academy at Swansea University on its website - Value-Based Health and Care Academy - Swansea University.