Evaluation resources - toolkits and additional resources
Resources for evaluating service changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
This is an additional guide of potential resources and templates to assist you when thinking about evaluating new remote or virtual ways of working in response to COVID-19 – and possibly beyond.
Various toolkits are available to support HITs in carrying out evaluation. Locally, the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN), the BNSSG CCG Clinical Effectiveness and Research Team and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West) have collaborated to produce online toolkits on evaluation and evidence. These feature a five-point guide to finding and using evidence, and to planning and implementing a service evaluation.
You will also find links and signposting to many resources and related training, case studies, top tips and advice as well as useful local contacts for support.
Evaluation toolkit – Evaluation Works
The online evaluation toolkit Evaluation Works is for health professionals and commissioners, to guide you through the evaluation process. The toolkit includes a five-step guide to the evaluation cycle, an evaluation planning checklist and a range of case studies to inspire you to do your own evaluation.
Evidence toolkit – Evidence works
The online evidence toolkit Evidence Works was created alongside Evaluation Works. It includes a five-step guide to the evidence cycle and an evidence planning checklist.
ARC West offer a range of free evaluation short courses, from the three-hour ‘Getting Started in Evaluation’ to the one day ‘Introduction to Service Evaluation’ CPD accredited course. To book on to these courses, go to Forthcoming ARC West training.
Evaluation Online Network
The Evaluation Online Network is a virtual group for anyone interested in evaluation in the West of England and beyond. It is led by Jo Bangoura, Senior Project Manager at the WEAHSN and Dr Kathy Pollard, Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West of England. If offers regular postings covering a range of practical and theoretical aspects of evaluation.
Other evaluation expertise
The Bristol Health Partners Evaluation Support Lead can offer HITs advice and guidance on evaluation. If you would like further information or support contact Trish Harding on email@example.com.
The BNSSG CCG Clinical Effectiveness and Research Team has a wealth of information to support evaluation activity.
UWE’s Centre for Health and Clinical Research has an evaluation theme with information on current evaluation activity.
The UK Evaluation Society (UKES) website contains useful information on evaluation news/insights and events. It is also a source of information on continuing professional development opportunities and guidelines for evaluators.
The NCVO Charities Evaluation Services helps voluntary organisations, volunteering programmes and their funders with practical impact measurement and evaluation.