Programme Manager - Project Diamond
Janice has worked in finance in the NHS for over 20 years. For the majority of that time she has worked in national specialised services, collaborating closely with clinicians in service development for patients with rare conditions. Last year, Janice was asked to lead Project Diamond (a network of the large teaching and specialist hospitals in London) to look at funding issues for specialist treatments, particularly in relation to the PbR tariff. Using Patient Level Information & Costing Systems (PLICs), the trusts are beginning to benchmark costs and productivity at individual patient level. Comparisons are being made with other organisations nationally, with the aim of influencing the development of specialist best-practice tariffs.
Janice will spend her time as a NICE Fellow using PLICs to help assess the clinical cost and benefits of introducing new technologies and standards, particularly around integrated patient pathways and assessment of health value over time. She will encourage a holistic approach to cost assessment, with patients actively involved in decisions about evidenced-based options.
Janice is also interested in the wider concept of public value within a society and follows this interest through her fellowship of the RSA as well with other social-sector organisations.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2011