Health: Productivity

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 20 May 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable evaluation of health programmes and investments to account for productivity benefits, in line with guidance issued in the Green Book.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department has well-established policies and mechanisms in place to ensure health programmes and investments are subject to systematic evaluation at key stages in their lifecycle, in accordance with HM Treasury’s business case guidance. This includes reviewing quantitative and qualitative evidence on whether approved health projects achieve their objectives and deliver the promised benefits within the agreed budget, timescale, and scope. Lessons from post-project evaluation are widely disseminated, to support better investment decisions in future, and more robustly developed business cases.

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