Two-session course: 12th January – 26th January 2023
In this course Jack Ettinger, Senior Health Economist, and Sophie Hodges, Lead Client Service Manager, from the Health Economics Unit will go in depth on how efficiency in healthcare can be conceptualised and how principles of allocative efficiency can help to maximise value and ultimately increase the health of a population. They will then run through a technique that can be used to put this principle into practice in decision-processes: Socio-technical allocation of resources (STAR) method.
This course is pertinent to those considering how resources can best be placed to improve the health of the population and how an approach, rooted in health economics, approaches that question.
12th January 2023, 9.00-11.00
This session is designed to give participants an understanding of the role of efficiency in decision making around health and health care and how allocative efficiency can be operationalised, through the STAR method, as part of decision prioritisation and in the PHM cycle. This session will cover:
26th January 2023, 9.00-11.00
How do you decide what to do on holiday? This session is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the STAR approach with a practical and fun example of its use.
This session will introduce participants to a simple way of valuing interventions using health economic techniques and an overview of how the STAR tool can be used to support decision making. This session will cover:
You don’t need to have attended previous training courses to understand this one
This course is designed to give valuable insights for employees across an ICS, whether you’re analytical or not. There will be practicals, interactivity and useful examples of systems working together, and plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.
This course is free and available to all those working in the health and care sector , e.g. NHS, public health, local authority, ICBs.
9.00 – 11.00 am
Online – delivered via Teams
Registration now closed.
Jack is a health economist with experience working in service delivery, commissioning, and NHS policy. He is the technical lead for the Smarter Spending in Population Health programme. He has been involved in the creation of national policy and strategy and has supported the management of the allocation decision process whilst at Specialised Commissioning.
He has a special interest in how economic principles, such as allocative efficiency, can help to improve population health. Jack is also completing an MSc in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
With a background in population health management, Sophie is passionate about providing better evidence to improve decision making in healthcare. She is the programme lead for the Smarter Spending in Population Health programme at the HEU. She has a first-class degree in Economics with Econometrics (BSc) from the University of Kent and will soon complete a masters in Health Data Analytics (MSc) from UCL. Sophie also has experience in building communities of practice supporting analytical upskilling and developing system intelligence functions