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Value in Health

Cedar has a team of researchers led by Kathleen Withers dedicated to the National Value in Health (ViH) Programme. Value in Health is a national programme of work striving towards achieving a Value-Based Health Care approach across NHS Wales in support of Prudent Healthcare principles.

Cedar is supporting the ViH programme by providing analytical and evaluation capacity, advising on PROMs selection, use and administration, and supporting the production of outputs and reports for presentations, conferences and publications. Our role requires us to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders including patients, clinicians, and Health Board and Welsh Government representatives for both local and national projects.


Value in Health Week (2021)

The ViH team are hosting a week to to drive forward the value based healthcare agenda in Wales. It will be full of discussions, presentations and practical workshops. See the full event schedule and register now at  


Value in Health newsletters


Cedar's publications

O'Connell, S., Palmer, R., Withers, K., Saha, N., Puntoni, S., Carolan-Rees, C. (2018). Requirements for the collection of electronic PROMs either "in clinic" or "at home" as part of the PROMs, PREMs and Effectiveness Programme (PPEP) in Wales: a feasibility study using a generic PROM tool. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 90.

Palmer RI, Withers KL, Willacott A, Carolan-Rees G. (2020) Gwella gwasanaethau gofal iechyd â chymorth cleifion: Casglu PROMs a PREMs ledled Cymru - Improving healthcare services with patients’ help: Collecting PROMs and PREMs throughout Wales. Gwerddon, 30, 40-67.

Withers K, Puntoni S, O’Connell S, Palmer R, Carolan-Rees G. (2018) Standardising the Collection of Patient Reported Experience Measures to Facilitate Service Improvement. Patient Experience Journal 5(3) pp 16-24l.

Withers, K., Palmer, R., Lewis, S., Carolan-Rees, G.(2020) First steps in PROMs and PREMs collection in Wales as part of the prudent and value-based healthcare agenda. Quality of Life Research, 1-14.

Withers K, Palmer R, Lewis S; Carolan-Rees G. (2021) PROMs and PREMs collection in Wales as part of the Prudent and Value Based Healthcare agenda: Improving service provision and patient experience. Quality of Life Research. Under Review.