Rapid Service Evaluation Team funded by NIHR for a further five years

The NIHR Rapid Service Evaluation Team has received a further five years of funding to rapidly evaluate new ways of providing and organising care.


Published: 15/11/2023

We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Rapid Service Evaluation Team (RSET), a collaboration between the Nuffield Trust, University College London and the University of Cambridge, has received a further five years of funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to rapidly evaluate new ways of providing and organising care.

The Rapid Service Evaluation Team (NIHR RSET) comprises of health service researchers, health economists and other colleagues from all three organisations. It is funded through the NIHR's Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme.

The first phase of NIHR RSET saw us evaluate a range of innovations, including virtual wards for Covid-19 patients, pre-hospital video triage for stroke patients, innovations in outpatient services and a youth violence intervention programme. For a full list of evaluations, please visit our RSET project page

The next phase will build on this work, using a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches and utilising new ways to place patients and the public even more closely to the heart of our evaluations.

Our first two evaluations will explore the implementation of AI in imaging and whether it is safe to utilise ready-to-use intravenous medicine on inpatient wards. As with the first phase of RSET, we will be publishing our work as we go along, sharing insights with those involved in service design and bringing our wider learning to the health and care policy community.

For more information about the NIHR RSET work, please click here.