Evaluation

There is an ever increasing demand for evidence to inform practice and commissioning decisions. Our theme contributes to this evidence base by delivering high quality evaluative research and service evaluation in health and social care. We have a broad and inclusive membership of clinicians, academics and managers and can draw on health economic expertise.

The aim of our research is to improve patient care and outcomes across the patient pathway by providing evidence to inform practice, innovation, quality improvement, service design and delivery and commissioning decisions. This includes not only undertaking research that reflects national and local priorities but also translating this evidence into practice.

We have  a record of successful completion of robust and relevant research, with publications in high quality international journals (eg Journal of Advanced Nursing, British Journal of General Practice and the International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance).

Members of our group have received grant support from National Institute for Health Research and Research Councils (MRC/ESRC/EPSRC), Department of Health, European Science Foundation, Health Foundation, local organisations (Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Bristol City Council, Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative) and Charities (MacMillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK) WEAHSN, and CLAHRC West.

Our cross cutting theme supports the wider work of the centre by providing expertise in evaluation and supporting knowledge exchange and consultancy work.

For further information, please contact Professor Pam Moule.

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