Leading Change, Adding Value:
A framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff
Leading Change, Adding Value is a framework for all nursing, midwifery and care staff. It can be used by everyone, wherever you work and whatever your role. It has been developed with a wide range of national organisations, staff representatives, people we care for, carers and the public.
About the framework
Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) highlights the huge capability, contribution and leadership that nursing, midwifery and care staff bring to transforming health and care. LCAV shows nursing, midwifery and care staff are making a contribution to delivering the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) and other national transformation programmes.
LCAV is for all nursing, midwifery and care staff, no matter what your role is or where you work, and how we can lead the changes needed to improve services, experiences and outcomes for patients, individuals and populations. Many already do this as part of their everyday practice, however, much of this essential work can often remain hidden or misunderstood, and some of it is not easily measured, captured or shared.
The framework specifically looks at reducing ‘unwarranted variation’, where differences in services and care outcomes cannot be justified by reasons of geography or other local circumstances. By seeing where care is not equal and taking steps to address that variation, everyone can receive the same highest standards of better outcomes, better experiences and better use of resources.
LCAV places the same importance on quantifying and measuring the outcomes of the work of nursing, midwifery and care staff, as to demonstrating quality and compassion.
The 6Cs remain the value base in all that they do.
Update from Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England thanks colleagues for their ongoing work and support in implementing Leading Change, Adding Value – a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff.
There are a number of tools and resources available that will help you understand, promote and implement Leading Change, Adding Value.
Leading Change, Adding Value e-learning tool
To help support the use of LCAV, an e-learning tool has been developed for all colleagues no matter where you work or what job you do. The e-learning tool aims to build, and strengthen current knowledge and skills to identify and address unwarranted variation in care for the individuals we care for and the populations we work with. It also aims to help lead the changes required to successfully address this variation. Find out more, how you can access the Leading Change, Adding Value e-learning tool and earn a Leading Change, Adding Value Champion badge.
You can download the Leading Change, Adding Value Framework, associated summary documents, and promotional material that will help to let people know about the framework.
Leading Change, Adding Value Partnership Board
Find out about the organisations working together as part of the Leading Change, Adding Value Partnership Board supporting the implementation of the LCAV framework.