The purpose of this practical guide is to help health and social care organisations and practitioners and higher education institutions (HEI):
- Identify the characteristics needed for collaborative evaluation
- Establish principles for undertaking collaborative approaches to evaluation and measuring impact
- Support effective joint working
- Share emerging best practice and principles for practice
Who are the principles for?
The principles are designed for anyone engaged in undertaking evaluation of health interventions in the NHS, in particular:
- Health and social care providers (practitioners, employers);
- Higher education providers (researchers, educators);
- Students undertaking evaluation studies (undergraduate / post graduate).
How can the principles be used?
The principles can be used in the following ways:
- Building evaluation into health interventions from the inception;
- Considering the design of evaluation;
- Building capacity through partnerships between service and academic partners;
- Considering how evaluation is delivered to meet a range of needs;
- Evaluating in impact, return on investment
- Sharing findings from evaluations to harness learning and best practice.