What works? Evaluating community interventions

In an effort to improve the quality of health care and reduce the financial pressure on the NHS, efforts are being made to deliver more care in community settings, with the aim of preventing unnecessary and expensive admissions to hospital. We are developing methods for evaluating how well these interventions perform.


Published: 07/02/2017

Harnessing social action to support older people

14/10/2016Theo Georghiou | Cono Ariti | Dr Miranda Davies | Sandeepa Arora | Dr Tazeem Bhatia | Dr Martin Bardsley | Ruth Thorlby


In this research report we present the findings of our evaluation of seven social action projects supported by the Reducing Winter Pressures Fund.

Knowing you’re not alone: Understanding peer support for s...

29/09/2016Holly Dorning | Dr Miranda Davies | Cono Ariti | Dr Kerry Allen | Theo Georghiou


ISBN: 978-1-910953-14-3

The impact of the Marie Curie Nursing Service on place of de...

14/11/2012Adam Steventon | Dr Martin Bardsley | Theo Georghiou | Xavier Chitnis


This study examines whether the home-based nursing service provided by...

Evaluating integrated and community-based care: how do we kn...

26/06/2013Dr Martin Bardsley | Adam Steventon | Professor Judith Smith | Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE


The Nuffield Trust has undertaken evaluations of over 30 community-bas...

Effect of the British Red Cross ‘Support at Home’ servic...

21/11/2014Adam Steventon | Theo Georghiou


This research evaluates the impact on hospital use and costs of a Brit...

ISBN: 978-1-905030-82-8

Putting integrated care into practice: the North West London...

02/10/2015Holly Holder | Matt Gaskins | Professor Gerald Wistow | Professor Judith Smith


This report outlines the findings from a Nuffield Trust and LSE evaluation of the WSIC programme.

ISBN: 978-1-910953-03-7

Evaluation of the first year of the Inner North West London...

17/05/2013Dr Martin Bardsley | Professor Judith Smith | Josip Car


This report outlines the findings of our evaluation of the Inner North West London Integrated Care Pilot, which aimed to develop new forms of care for older people and those with diabetes.

ISBN: 978-1-905030-65-1

An evaluation of the impact of community-based interventions...

10/03/2011Adam Steventon | Dr Martin Bardsley | Professor John Billings | Theo Georghiou | Dr Geraint Lewis


This report presents the findings of a project to evaluate the impact that a small set of community based interventions had on the rates of emergency hospital admissions.

The impact of telehealth on use of hospital care and mortali...

22/06/2012Adam Steventon | Dr Martin Bardsley


This report evaluates the impact of telehealth on hospital use and mortality from the Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstrator pilots – believed to be the largest ever trial of telehealth.