Inspiration and implementation: Welsh Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care workshop

In December 2022, the Welsh Value in Heath Centre (WViHC) and the Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care (PCVBHC) organised an in-person workshop in Cardiff to inspire and support Health Board Value Leads and clinical teams to implement PCVBHC locally.

The workshop was also an opportunity to present the product of what has been months of work between Health Boards, the Global Centre for PCVBHC and the WViHC, where each Health Board had the opportunity to provide a general overview of their implementation priorities, including: (i) their clinical area(s) of focus and (ii) their specific PCVBHC areas of focus.  These priorities provide the focus for their PCVBHC implementation journeys over the next three years, while simultaneously creating organisational knowledge that will later allow to upscale within other clinical areas.

There were a wide range of prioritised PCVBHC focus areas including: (i) understanding people’s goals and linking these to standardised measurement, (ii) supporting people to achieve their goals through improved health literacy, coaching and patient activation, (iii) using goal setting to determine a patient’s management plan, and (iv) reviewing and redesigning care pathways with a focus on the PCVBHC principles.

During the workshop, we were honoured to be joined by Professor Dr Willem Jan Bos from the Department of Internal Medicine of the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. He shared a clinical perspective on why it is essential to bring together Value-Based Health Care, Person-Centred Health Care and Health Equity, and provided guidance on how to personalise standardised measurement through goal setting and preference elicitation.

The Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care is grateful for the participants’ positive energy, enthusiasm and willingness to play an active role in supporting long-term PCVBHC implementation in Wales. We look forward to working with NHS Wales in 2023 and seeing what Health Boards achieve so that everyone can enjoy the health and care outcomes that matter to them. Even though we recognise this is a complex task requiring time, alignment of different stakeholders and further guidance, we are confident that step by step, we are building a solid foundation for success.

For more information about the PCVBHC training programme, please visit: or contact Andrea Srur, Associate Director, Global Centre for PCVBHC:  

You can also download the 2021 Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care Report here:     

Andrea Srur

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