We are pleased to announce that the Nuffield Trust has joined forces with University College London to rapidly evaluate new ways of providing and organising care. The Rapid Service Evaluation Team (RSET) comprises of health service researchers, health economists and other colleagues from both organisations.
We have been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Service and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme for five years – starting from 1 April this year.
We will study the latest changes in health and care service, and evaluate service innovations – those driven both by national policy and local needs. We will be using a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches in our evaluations and, for best impact, will be sharing our findings rapidly with the people who are making changes.
The NIHR HS&DR programme has also funded a second team – the Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation (‘BRACE’) Centre – which is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, RAND Europe, the University of Cambridge and National Voices. The two teams will coordinate their evaluation programmes to maximise benefits from our work.
For more information about the RSET work, please click here.
For more information about the BRACE work, please click here.
If you have an idea for a service innovation we might evaluate, or want to get in touch, please contact us at RSET@nuffieldtrust.org.uk