How do you know if your health service change is having an impact?
As a method of assessing interventions and service innovations in health care, rapid evaluation is becoming more widely used in the NHS to ensure changes are grounded in evidence and result in the benefits they are designed to achieve. Conducting a rapid evaluation can bridge the gap between full-scale research that may take years to complete, and routine project monitoring in the NHS. Rapid evaluations can also provide timely organisational or system learning to help improve an intervention in future.
Whether you are already extensively involved in evaluations and trying to overcome a specific challenge; embarking on an evaluation and need guidance on different approaches, or thinking about commissioning a rapid evaluation and want to understand the expectations and priorities of both evaluator and commissioner, then this event is for you.
Building on the 2019 conference, this free event organised by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation in collaboration with RSET and BRACE, will explore what good practice in a rapid, rigorous evaluation looks like as well as share lessons learnt from recent and on-going evaluations. Bringing together evaluators, users and organisations that commission evaluations from academia and health services, this event will enable you to network with the wider rapid evaluation community and facilitate the sharing of ideas and solutions to ever-present challenges. Through a mixture of interactive breakout sessions, plenaries and group discussion, this event will help you address any gaps in understanding rapid evaluations while learning new approaches to directly improve your own work.