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The evaluation cycle

Using and generating evidence to inform decision making is vital to your role as a commissioner of health and social care.

Use the steps in the evaluation cycle to help you to develop appropriate evaluation plans for the services you commission.

Identify & Understand

Identify & Understand

Who are my stakeholders?

What is the evidence base?

What will the service do and how will it work?

Go to Step 1: Identify & Understand
Assess

Assess

Do I need to do an evaluation?

Am I doing an evaluation?

Go to Step 2: Assess
Plan

Plan

What is the purpose of my evaluation?

What approach should I take and what resources do I need?

Go to Step 3: Plan
Do

Do

How will I collect and analyse the data?

Go to Step 4: Do
Review & Act

Review & Act

How will I present, share and act on my findings?

Go to Step 5: Review & Act
Start the evaluation cycle