PCVBHC Training Programme Objectives

PCVBHC Training Programme Learning Objectives
  • Understand the concept of PCVBHC and how it can be applied in practice.
  • Understand the key principles and approaches that underpin PCVBHC.
  • Develop the key skills that enable the implementation of PCVBHC.
  • Create a PCVBHC implementation plan and join our community of PCVBHC implementers.
PCVBHC Training Programme Expected OutcomesBy participating in this training programme, you will develop the knowledge and skills to:
  • Truly focus on understanding what matters to the individual.
  • Develop measurement systems that reflect what matters to individual patients.
  • Design pathways and services that are better orientated towards the values, goals and preferences of individuals.
  • Allocate and utilise limited resources according to people’s values, goals and preferences.


The PCVBHC Training Programme consists of a fixed structure that will be repeated every month, combining pre-recorded lectures, live case study discussions and guided work to develop your own PCVBHC implementation project.
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
TopicIntroduction to Person-Centred Value Based Health Care (PCVBHC).1. Health literacy.
2. Goal and preference setting.
Case study discussion and/or guest speaker: Goal setting and outcomes measurement.PCVBHC implementation plan tasks.
FormatPre-recorded video and pre-reading material.Pre-recorded video and pre-reading material.Pre-reading and group discussion (1). Self-/group-guided work – part (1).
DeliveryVideos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform.Videos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform. 60 mins. session delivered by Zoom.60 mins. session delivered by Zoom.
Objectives lecture (1)
  • Introduction to Value-Based Health Care (VBHC), Person-Centred Health Care (PeCHC) and health equity.
  • Introduction to how these three concepts come together to create Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care.
  • Understand the concept, framework and tools available to support health literacy.
  • Analyse the case using relevant theoretical concepts from the course modules.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and use it to raise questions, share opinions and develop hypotheses.
  • Create part 1 of a PCVBHC implementation plan for each participant’s organisation.
  • Appraise and provide feedback to colleague’s implementation plan proposals.
Objectives lecture (2)
  • Understand the principle of and specific approaches to goal and preference setting.
  • Analyse the link between goal setting, preference setting and shared decision making.
Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
  1. Shared Decision Making (SDM).
  2. Bringing PCVBHC components. together to support decision making.
  1. Person-centred pathway design.
  2. Quality improvement tools to support PCVBHC.
Case study discussion and/or guest speaker: SDM. PCVBHC implementation plan tasks.
FormatPre-recorded video and pre-reading material. Pre-recorded video and pre-reading material. Pre-reading and group discussion (2). Self-/group-guided work – part (2).
DeliveryVideos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform. Videos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform. 60 mins. session delivered by Zoom. 60 mins. session delivered by Zoom.
Objectives lecture (1)
  • Understand the principles and approaches to practicing SDM.
  • Evaluate approaches to support person-centred pathway design, and understand how to develop person-centred pathway design using the Metro Mapping methodology.
  • Analyse the case using relevant theoretical concepts from the course modules.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and use it to raise questions, share opinions and develop hypotheses.
  • Create part 2 of a PCVBHC implementation plan for each participant’s organisation.
  • Appraise and provide feedback to colleague’s implementation plan proposals.
Objectives lecture (2)
  • Evaluate approaches to linking together goals, preferences, shared decision making, health literacy and data dashboards to support micro level decision making.
  • Understand how aggregated PCVBHC data can be used to support quality improvement and how to link monitoring and evaluation to impact evaluation.
Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
  1. Using data to support PCVBHC implementation.
  2. Resource allocation in PCVBHC.
  1. Culture change to adopt PCVBHC.
  2. Building PCVBHC partnerships.
Case study discussion and/or guest speaker: Using data to support PCVBHC. PCVBHC implementation plan tasks.
FormatPre-recorded video and pre-reading material. Pre-recorded video and pre-reading material. Pre-reading and group discussion (3). Pre-reading and group discussion (3).
DeliveryVideos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform. Videos available in Sprink PCVBHC Training platform. 60 mins. session delivered by Zoom. 60 mins. session delivered by Zoom.
Objectives lecture (1)
  • Understand how aggregated PCVBHC data can be used for system performance comparison and what it means for decision making and equitable resource allocation.
  • Evaluate the culture that needs to exist for systems to be able to embrace PCVBHC.
  • Analyse the case using relevant theoretical concepts from the course modules.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and use it to raise questions, share opinions and develop hypotheses.
  • Present PCVBHC pilot implementation plan.
  • Appraise and provide feedback to colleague’s implementation plan proposals.
  • Invitation to join the PCVBHC Implementation Programme.
Objectives lecture (2)
  • Distinguish the nature of costs at the macro, institutional and patient level, recognise how PCVBHC compares to efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and assess how value-based payment and bundled payment can support decision making.
  • Understand how we need to evolve our relationship with stakeholders so that medicines and technologies are targeted according to people’s goals and preferences.

PCVBHC Training Programme Faculty

The PCVBHC Training Programme will be led by a global cross-sector team of experts in different fields.

Ms Nicola Bedlington
Nicola Bedlington is the special advisor to the European Patients’ Forum, and was its first Executive Director and Secretary General from 2006 to 2019. Nicola was also the founding Director of the European Disability Forum, (1996 to 1999). Prior to this, she headed the NGO unit within HELIOS, a European Commission Action Programme promoting equal opportunities for disabled people (1991-1996). From 2004 to 2006, she led the Environment and Schools Initiatives Secretariat (ENSI), an international government-based network set up by OECD focussing on Education for Sustainable Development. Nicola is based in Vienna, and has recently set up Millwater Partners, a consultancy company focused on health, engagement and sustainability.
Prof Pauline Boeckxstaens

Pauline Boeckxstaens is a family physician in the Community Health Centre ‘Botermarkt’ in Ghent, Belgium. She is also an assistant professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Ghent University where she is building a research program on goal-oriented care.

The combination of research with a clinical position as a family physician enables her to integrate her clinical and research expertise into a practice-based research program with a strong connection to local stakeholders and to the current reform of primary health care in Belgium. In 2014 she completed her PhD on the topic of multimorbidity. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow in a Canadian study on patient centered innovations for people with multimorbidity. She was selected for the TUTOR-PHC program which is a one-year, pan-Canadian, interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from many disciplines since 2003. Building on strong local connections with stakeholders in health and welfare, she’s currently building a practice-based transdisciplinary research program on the operationalization and implementation of goal-oriented care across different settings. https://www.gocilc.org/

Prof Alf Collins

Alf Collins is NHS England’s Clinical Director, Personalised Care Group.

He was a community consultant in pain management and in parallel worked for a decade with the Health Foundation. He has researched and published widely on self-management support, shared decision making, care planning, co-production, patient activation and patient engagement.

He has honorary fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a Visiting Professor at Coventry University.

Dr Tom Kelley

Thomas Kelley is current CEO of Sprink. Prior to this role, between 2018 and 2019, he was the National Clinical Advisor on Value- Based Health Care (VBHC) for the Welsh Government.

Between 2013 and 2018 he worked at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). He established the London office in 2014 and subsequently led ICHOM’s work in the EMEA region between 2014 and 2017. In 2017 he took overall responsibility for ICHOM’s day-to-day operations across its London and Boston offices. He also had global responsibility for ICHOM’s strategic partnerships.

Prior to working at ICHOM he practiced as a physician at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH).

He received his BSc and MD from the University of Manchester, UK and MBA from the University of Oxford, UK.

Prof Richard Lehman
Richard Lehman was Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham until 2020. He was a general practitioner in Banbury for 37 years. For 20 years he compiled a weekly summary of articles from the principal medical journals which was posted on the BMJ website. After retirement from full-time general practice in 2010 he worked initially on studies of patient experiences, and spent a year at Yale University working on patient-centred outcomes and helping to set up the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) project. He remains a consultant to the group. He was guest editor for the Sharing Medicine series in JAMA Internal Medicine (Sep 2017) and is an editorial adviser for the journal. He retains a keen interest in promoting Value-Based Health Care based on trust and shared understanding.
Dr Sally Lewis

Sally Lewis is a GP and has front-line experience of primary care at its most challenging.

She entered a career in medical management in 2011 and was appointed to Assistant Medical Director for value-based care in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014.

Since 2018, she has been leading the national value-based healthcare programme in Wales. She has established the Welsh Value in Health Centre which is now part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for VBHC. She is an Honorary Professor at Swansea School of Medicine.

Mr Sean Lybrand

Sean Lybrand is the Global Strategic Lead for Amgen’s Access to Medicines unit. He has over 20 years’ experience in health, having started his research and health outcomes-focused career in academia in Australia, preparing evidence-based reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration and undertaking health outcomes research in rheumatology.

Sean has considerable experience in developing multistakeholder collaborations, and has established a range of important partnerships in health, including with academic centres, digital health agencies, and national governments. A key personal highlight of his partnership work was the development and initiation of the first public-private partnership for HPV vaccination in the developing world- initiating a national program in a collaboration between Merck (MSD), the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and the Royal Government of Bhutan, which is ongoing and has recently passed its 12th anniversary.

Sean was previously a Board member of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation. Aside from his Amgen role, he has an appointment as Adjunct Fellow at the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and is a Health Executive in Residence at University College London’s Global Business School for Health.

He holds a BA, BSc and MPH from the University of Queensland (AU) and a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics from Curtin University (AU).

Dr María Navarro
María Navarro is a physician specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Master of Public Health and Master of Science (Harvard University). She also holds Master’s degrees in Communication Management and Strategic Management and Social Leadership. Currently, she is the Director of Patient and Family Empowerment at the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital, Barcelona. She has held the positions of Director of the Albert Jovell Institute for Public Health and Patients (International University of Catalonia-UIC), Head of the Public Health Department of the Medical School (UIC), and first year tutor at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Dental School. Previously, she held the positions of President of the Spanish Patients Forum, Adjunct Director of the Josep Laporte Foundation, Academic Director of the Patients University, member of the Board of the European Patients Forum, Director of the Mutua de Terrassa Foundation and head of the Research Management Unit, Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research (Catalan Health Service). She has teaching and research experience in the areas of public health and patient empowerment. She is a member of various scientific commissions and forums in these areas.
Olivia Pantelidis

Olivia is a value driven leader with a passion and focus on equity. Over her career Olivia has held various roles in healthcare management and leadership. She is a strategic leader, committed to improving health and care by creating integrated systems that minimise fragmentation and focus on the delivery of safe and equitable care.

Olivia’s current role is as the Executive Director, Strategy and Planning Public Health Division at the Victorian Department of Health where she leads the overall strategy and operations for Victoria’s Local Public Health Units. In her previous roles at the Transport Accident Commission she led the strategic direction towards Value Based Health Care making it a strategic priority for the TACs 2025 strategy and led the Health Care and Trauma partnerships teams and Clinical Advisory Services to ensure clients have access to care.

Dr Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts is a consultant nephrologist and associate medical director at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

He is clinical lead for the Value-Based Health Care programme.

He is clinical lead of the Welsh Renal Clinical Network and a research active consultant whose PhD focussed on inflammation and immunity. He is currently chief investigator of a national study looking at the socio-demographic factors that influence shared decision making in patients with advanced kidney failure as well.

Prof Christobel Saunders

Christobel Saunders is the James Stewart Chair of Surgery, the Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne (Royal Melbourne Hospital precinct) and consultant surgeon in the Department of General Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. She is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons. She has substantially contributed to breast cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research.

In recognition of her sustained career excellence and innovation, she has been publicly acknowledged through numerous awards and honours including Order of Australia 2018, the Uccio Querci della Rovere Award (2018), WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee (2018), WA Scientist of the Year (2017) and Cancer Council WA career Achievement Award (2021). She has performed research for over 30 years evaluating the efficacy and utility of therapy for early breast cancer.

In the past five years, she has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, six letters to the editor/editorials, two research reports, two book chapters and one book. She sits on the boards of a number of health and research organisations including as Vice-President for All.can International and on the boards of All.can Australia, Breast Cancer Trials, the Australian Centre for Value Based Health Care and PathWest. Christobel is closely involved in strategic planning and management of health and cancer services in Australia including being on the Medicare Review Advisory Committee.

Dr Andrea Srur

Andrea Srur is a Medical Doctor trained in Chile at Universidad Mayor. Following her training, she completed a MSc in Management and Organisational Innovation at Queen Mary University London (2012) and a MSc in Health Systems and Global Policies (2018) at Queen Mary University London. She was Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health in Chile, working on NCD policies, strengthening the national network and bringing stakeholders together, and through what she developed an interest for Value-Based Health Care and joined the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) in London in 2016 as Outcomes, Analytics and Benchmarking Manager. At ICHOM Andrea supported the implementation of Value-Based Health Care in hospitals across the UK, Europe and South America. After ICHOM, and during the pandemic, Andrea was the Programme Manager of the National Children Diabetes Quality Improvement Programme for England and Wales at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in London, UK. Since 2022, Andrea is the Associate Director for the Global Centre for Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care, managed by Sprink.

Prof Anne Stiggelbout
Anne Stiggelbout is professor of Medical Decision Making at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. Her research and teaching relate to individual doctor-patient decision making as well as Value-Based Health Care. This research involves doctor-patient communication, including risk communication, as a constituent of shared decision making. Recently she embarked on research on carepath redesign to empower both doctors and patients (and their decision partners) in Shared Decision making. Her research is both methods- and implementation-focused. Further, normative and ethical aspects of medical decision making are a topic of this line of research. She has received many grants, including from the Dutch Cancer Society and the Netherlands Organisations for Scientific Research (NWO, incl. a VIDI grant) and Medical Research (ZonMw). These grants have been for research focused on patient preference assessment, patient empowerment, shared decision-making and risk communication. She is active in implementing SDM locally, regionally, and nationally in the Netherlands. Her group has developed both elearnings and training workshops for professionals for this purpose. She is program lead of the Scientific Research Program on Value-Based Health Care at the LUMC. Prof. Stiggelbout is active in scientific advisory committees and boards in the area of medical decision making.
Dr Wilbert van den Hout

Wilbert van den Hout is a health economist at the Biomedical Data Sciences department of the Leiden University Medical Center. He is experienced in conducting economic evaluations, alongside patient trials or using mathematical modeling. He has a particular focus on

  • the use of costs in cost-effectiveness research
  • Value-Based Health Care and
  • supporting decision making at the patient, institutional and societal levels.

Registration fees

Supporting Partners and MembersEmployees of Supporting Partners and Members of the Global Centre for PCVBHC.Up to 15 free passes for the virtual education programme. Once free passes are allocated, fees will be charged according to the appropriate category.
RegularMedium and large for-profit companies*.£1500
ConcessionPublic-sector organisations (including the publicly funded health sector), university staff and students, non-profit organisations, patient advocacy organisations, and small for-profit companies**.£800
(Coupon code: concession-pcvbhc-2024)
Multiple (Regular)When purchasing two or more ‘Regular’ places.£800 per place.
Multiple (Concession)When purchasing two or more ‘Concession’ places.£500 per place.
(Coupon code: concession-pcvbhc-2024)

*Medium and large for-profit companies: More than 50 employees.
**Small for-profit companies: 1 to 49 employees.

Registration fees – proof of status

If you are wanting to apply for a concession, please submit one of the following to Andrea Srur (a.srur@sprink.co.uk):

a. Proof of employment at a charity or NGO

b. Proof of student status

c. Proof as patient representatives/advocates.

*Once the proof of status is received, you will be sent a discount code when registering for the PCVBHC Training Programme.