Meet Magdalena Walbaum, Senior Project Manager, Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care

Tell us about yourself…

I joined Sprink in 2023 to support the Global Centre for PCVBHC. I also work as a researcher in social care at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining LSE, I worked for the Department of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health in Chile, focusing on developing national guidelines and policies, and evaluating the implementation of national programmes for chronic conditions.

I have always been interested in developing research to improve people’s well-being in line with their personal goals and values, and how to estimate the effectiveness of different interventions and programmes based on achieving people’s goals.

What will you be focusing on within the Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care in 2023?

I will be researching how we can enable people receiving care and their clinicians to collaborate in a shared goal-setting and decision-making process to align care to outcome goals and care preferences. I will also support the implementation of our research work, co-producing monitoring and evaluation tools to measure the impact of PCVBHC implementation projects; and helping disseminate PCVBHC best practices from the PCVBHC Communities of Practice and other stakeholders.

What opportunities do you see for including social care in the PCVBHC framework? 

There are multiple opportunities for including social care and long-term care in the PCVBHC framework, given the growing number of people living with long-term conditions, and the increasing diversity of the population that will impact the overall demand for social care and potentially affect patterns of preferences of care. There is a need for person-centred interventions and models of care, where care is provided focused on valuing and involving people, their carers and family members in decision-making to ensure people are able to express and achieve their goals.

Magdalena Walbaum, Senior Project Manager, Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care

Matt Billingsley

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