Since then, there has been significant global uptake in the implementation of VBHC. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The World Economic Forum (WEF) and The European Commission are all providing strong leadership, direction and practical opportunities to support the adoption of VBHC. Many countries around the world now have national strategies that are fully aligned with the VBHC principles - A Healthier Wales, the Long-Term Plan for NHS England, Sláintecare in Ireland, Outcomes Based Healthcare in the Netherlands, to name a few. Social care practitioners already place great importance on what matters most to the people they care for and social care organisations focus their resources on the impact they are having as well as the activities they carry out. The Social Services and Well-being Act in Wales enshrines the importance of shared goals (personal outcomes), so that people live the best lives possible and build on their own strengths and capabilities to maximise the effects of interventions and to commit resources more effectively. These principles of outcomes-focused practice align closely with the VBHC approach and offer an opportunity for a common narrative between health and social care systems. We have developed education programmes that focus on the implementation of VBHC, bringing together the latest practical insights from organisations around the world and the latest findings from academic research. We have a global Faculty to support our international community of learners, so that we can all learn together and over time implement VBHC together.
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