When it comes to programme delivery, the Cabinet Office has stated that benefits realisation is the single most important strategic driver for programmes:
"The fundamental reason for beginning a programme is to realise benefits through change"
The Cabinet Office goes on to inform us that...
"It is only possible to be sure that change has worked if we can measure the delivery of benefits it is supposed to bring."
NHS Digital's benefit management team ensures that benefits are considered throughout the lifecycle of every programme and into service through implementing an adaptation of APMG's 5 stage approach to benefits management.