Researchers, health economists and other colleagues from UCL, the Nuffield Trust and the University of Cambridge are funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research to rapidly evaluate new ways of providing and organising care. Find out more about the projects we've been working on below.
Evaluations in progress
These are the projects the RSET team has approaching completion.
Investigating innovations in outpatient services
RSET investigates the effectiveness of innovations to improve outpatient services and looks at how outpatient activity has changed in England since 2008.
These are the rapid evaluations the RSET team carried out and completed during the first years of the research programme.
Evaluation of remote monitoring models during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK – phase 1
RSET and BRACE collaborated on a study of remote home monitoring methods, or 'virtual wards' for Covid-19 patients.
Evaluation of remote monitoring during Covid-19: phase 2
Phase 2 of RSET and BRACE's study of remote monitoring models for Covid-19 patients assesses the use of these models during the second wave of the pandemic while taking on board lessons from the first phase.
Special measures for quality improvement and challenged providers
The RSET team evaluated the impact of improvement interventions in NHS trusts.
Identification and prioritisation of innovations in adult social care and social work
As the needs and demands of social care and social work increase, there is a growing number of innovative models and approaches trying to tackle the challenge. This project identified and shortlisted innovations in adult social care and social work in the UK.
Pre-hospital video triage of potential stroke patients
A rapid service evaluation to capture learning and impact of innovations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evaluating a youth violence intervention programme
An evaluation of the implementation, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a youth violence intervention programme for vulnerable young people attending Emergency Departments in London.
A rapid evaluation of the use of pulse oximeters in care homes across England to support the care of residents with COVID-19 and long-term health conditions
RSET and BRACE collaborated on a study of the use of pulse oximeters in care homes across England to support the care of residents with COVID-19 and long-term health conditions.
Centralisation of specialist health care services: Integration of specialised services for eating disorders and functional symptoms in children and young people – a mixed methods study
RSET investigates how the centralisation of specialist health care services in the UK can be characterised, and the centralisation and integration of physical and mental health services for children using mixed-methods.
Peer support initiatives for adult social care in prisons in England and Wales
The RSET team will evaluate adult peer support for social care in prisons, analysing Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) reports to answer important questions about social care in prisons.