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Evaluating, fast and slow: reflections from the Rapid Evaluation Conference

Blog post 18/02/2019Jean Ledger | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson

Rapid evaluation should not be mistaken for ‘quick and dirty’ research, so what does it mean?

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Advancing rapid evaluation: challenges and opportunities

Conference/seminar 29/01/2019 • 09.15–16.30Charles Tallack | Fraser Battye | Jo Ellins | Adam Steventon | Professor Judith Smith | Dr. Ron Agble

The Nuffield Trust in collaboration with three national Rapid Evaluation Centres – RSET, BRACE and the Improvement Analytics Unit - held an event to explore the growing use of rapid evaluation in the health service as a mechanism to drive improvement.

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Can the Long Term Plan really save half a million lives?

Blog post 25/01/2019Billy Palmer

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, Billy Palmer shares some thoughts on the challenges in achieving its headline grabbing figures for saving lives.

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment: needs assessment tool

Research 06/09/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Eilís Keeble | Joshua Kraindler

The Nuffield Trust has developed a tool to help providers and commissioners of care in England assess the needs of frail older people being cared for in hospital.

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Trusted measures: analytical resources for integrated care

Toolkit/how-to 24/07/2018

Are you looking for examples of indicators for integrated care, or how to use predictive models? Here we signpost you to analytical approaches that we have developed at the Nuffield Trust, explaining how they could be used by integrated care systems. We also run through the challenges and opportunit...

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RSET: The rapid service evaluation team

Project 06/06/2018

Rapid evaluations of new ways of providing care.

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Evaluating Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care programme

Project 21/02/2018

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme brings together voluntary, health and social care services to provide personalised support to older people. We have been commissioned by Age UK to provide an independent view on whether the scheme can reduce avoidable hospital care.

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Integrated care pioneers evaluation

Project 21/02/2018

As part of the wider evaluation led by the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU), we are aiming to provide a high-level assessment of whether pioneer areas are showing any differential change in a series of readily available indicators.

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Do the best health care improvement initiatives generate the worst evidence?

Blog post 11/08/2017Dr Jenny Neuburger

With randomised controlled trials held up as the best way to find out if a policy is working or not, Jenny Neuburger looks at a recent hip fracture evaluation that was done differently, and explains that one size does not necessarily fit all.

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Better access, better care, better lives: Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering Prime Minister’s Challenge project

Project 10/03/2017

Within this project we are evaluating two services as part of the Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering Prime Minister's Challenge: a patient-centred primary care service for people with complex care needs and new out-of-hours GP hubs.

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