We support our clients in assessing impact, return on investment and patient experience through our knowledge of designing and delivering comprehensive evaluations, impact assessments and mixed method research projects.
We can work with you from the early stages of your project to develop logframes to identify the purpose and agree goal-planned outcomes and the expected impact of your programme. We continue to work together to measure progress against pre-agreed outcomes.
Impact assessments are a key component of policy and act to guide policy makers in considering the consequences of proposals. While each assessment is tailored, our typical approach is to undertake an integrated assessment which combines a health, an equality, a travel and access and a carbon impact assessment.
Our key areas of focus
Programmatic evaluations monitor outputs and outcomes and identify potential or real issues with progress so that we can support those involved in the delivery get back on track.
Quantitative and qualitative evaluation
Healthcare service investment requires robust and proportional evaluation. We adopt a tailored, mixed-methods approach combining quantitative metrics with qualitative insights gathered from stakeholder engagement. Our experience includes national programmes in the UK and internationally, as well as bespoke evaluations for smaller developments or clinical areas.
We support the planning, implementation and progress of health or service improvement programmes through formative evaluation or qualitative and quantitative research to build the evidence base of “what works well”. This evidence can provide a learning platform to help other organisations or countries replicate good practice and consider how healthcare can be commissioned and delivered differently.
Although our assessments are tailored, our typical approach is to undertake an integrated assessment which combines:
- A health impact assessment measuring potential effects on health outcomes and identifying health inequalities to be redressed prior to implementation.
- An equality impact assessment to understand the impacts on the nine protected characteristics, as defined by the UK Equality Act 2010.
- A travel and access impact assessment which assesses the impacts on travel and accessibility.
- A carbon impact assessment which seeks to understand the change in carbon emissions related to new buildings or refurbishments and travel and transport, as compared to the baseline situation.
We undertake audits and provide facilities management or operational advice to help you maximise the value of your investments. We provide asset evaluations, comparing outcomes to the expectations of business cases and validating the achievement of objectives, such as the development of monitoring frameworks and benefits realisation plans.