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RCN Leadership

Demonstrating Value 

Applying the principles of economic assessment in practice

In challenging financial times it is important to demonstrate the value of services and make well-informed decisions about the sustainability, development and transformation of services, within a whole systems perspective. 

The RCN Demonstrating Value programme imparts the skills, tools and techniques needed to demonstrate the value of service innovations and negotiate with key decision makers, to secure commitment for your service and support for ongoing development.

Modes of delivery

The principles of economic assessment are delivered in two formats depending upon your needs.

Full programme

The six month programme is designed for clinical staff leading services in health and social care organisations. You will learn how to apply the principles of economic assessment in practice. The programme includes face-to-face teaching, tutorials and one-to-one coaching to support the application of the learning.  

The programme may be delivered centrally or at your workplace by an RCN Consultant.

Cost: £13,950 + VAT. Based on a cohort of 10 individuals

Learning outcomes

You will undertake an economic assessment that will meet the needs of those you seek to influence.

  • Understand how to identify your stakeholders
  • Create a visual representation of your service
  • Understand how to effectively communicate the value of your service
  • Learn about different approaches to economic assessment
  • Learn how to have informed discussions with key stakeholders and ensure your economic assessment has the desired impact
  • Learn how to apply the principles of economic assessment in practice to demonstrate the true economic costs and the benefits of your service.
  • Produce a case study to share with your key stakeholders to inform decision making


The one day masterclass is aimed at senior managers who would support their staff applying the approach in practice and academic staff aiming to incorporate it in improvement programmes. It provides a broad understanding of the principles and how the outputs can inform service transformation and improvement.

Cost: £135 + VAT per individual

Next date: 13 October 2017

RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London W16 0RN

Learning outcomes

At the end of the introductory masterclass you will:

  • Be familiar with the content delivered on the full programme, the principles of economic assessment and the tools techniques applied.
  • Understand how to be an effective sponsor of economic assessment within your organisation and realise its potential

Contact us

Leadership Development, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Room 207, London, W1G 0RN

0207 647 3485