In association with

  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • National Institute for Health Research

Why a toolkit?

The Evaluation Works and Evidence Works toolkits have been developed to facilitate the creation and use of evidence in decision making for new and existing services and products. These toolkits will help you to build appropriate evaluation into your services.

Who is the toolkit for?

The toolkit is primarily for those involved in providing health and care services. However, the key to a successful evaluation is in collaboration and coproduction with all key stakeholders, and so we hope this guide will be useful to anyone hoping to conduct an evaluation.

What does this toolkit do?

The toolkit provides a simple step by step guide to support you to develop appropriate evaluation plans for your service, project, pilot or product. The steps help you to decide what, where, when and how to carry out a well-planned and successful evaluation.

Improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients is a priority for the NHS.

What is Evaluation?

Watch this short video introducing evaluation, and explaining why evaluation is important for quality improvement.


Evaluation Online Network

Join a virtual group for anyone interested in evaluation. The network can support any evaluative work, with questions and discussion.

More Information

Quick Start Guide

Three key tools to support those in a rush to start an evaluation.

Thank you to Our Partners

We would like to thank our partners for supporting the development of the Evaluation and Evidence Toolkits. This includes commissioners, service improvement leads, GPs and practice managers from Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group; Bristol Public Health (Bristol City Council), South Gloucestershire Public Health (South Gloucestershire Council) and North Somerset Public Health (North Somerset Council); Primary Care Library Services (North Bristol Trust), University of Bristol, NIHR ARC West, University of the West of England, Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), and the West of England Academic Health Science Network. We would also like to thank everyone who was involved in the testing of this tool – your views were invaluable to shaping its direction.