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Speaker(s): Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan, Siân Williams
Chair: Sir Muir Gray

Recorded on 5 February 2015 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

STAR is the Socio-Technical Allocation of Resource which has been designed, through an eight-year research programme at LSE funded by the Health Foundation, to enable stakeholders to explore how to improve the value of health care given constrained resources. This lecture describes the STAR approach and two of its applications: in redesigning the care pathway to increase value at reduced costs for the treatment of patients suffering from eating disorders with Sheffield Primary Care Trust, and with IMPRESS to develop their guide to the relative value of interventions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Professor Gwyn Bevan will discuss can STAR fix broken dreams?

Dr Mara Airoldi will speak about using STAR to prioritise guidelines for COPD.

Siân Williams will comment on using STAR to engage clinicians in prioritisation.

Mara Airoldi (@MaraAiroldi) is a Departmental Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy a Researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Mara has contributed to the development of STAR, and applied this in working with healthcare organisations in England, Italy, Ontario and with the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis at LSE. He has been a Director at the Commission for Health Improvement, Head of LSE’s Department of Management and is a member of England’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation to the Secretary of State for Health.

Siân Williams has programme-managed IMPRESS since 2007 and has had the opportunity to test implementation of its recommendations as part of the London Respiratory Team and more recently the London Respiratory Network. She has an NHS management background, a public health degree and also manages the International Primary Care Respiratory Group.

Muir Gray (@muirgray) is a consultant in public health in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Director of Better Value Healthcare.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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