New evidence-informed case studies

How do I get started with an evaluation?
Where do I look for evidence?
What difference will it make anyway?

If you are new to service evaluation or don’t have experience of searching for evidence you may be wondering the answers to these questions. Don’t scratch around – learn from what other people have done!

Together with NIHR CLAHRC West, we have collected case studies from a variety of sources to demonstrate how evidence reviews and evaluations can lead to improved patient safety, cost savings, enhanced efficiency and policy changes.

For example, you could learn how Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made a potential saving of £100,000 per year across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Or how Swindon CCG has influenced antibiotic prescribing behaviour within the out-of-hours GP setting.

Check out the full list of case studies here.

More tips and resources on how to complete your own service evaluation or evidence review can be found on the NHS Evaluation Works and Evidence Works toolkits.