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  • West of England Academic Health Science Network

Quick Start Guide

Three key tools to support you to plan your evaluation.

Tool 1: Top-tips

INVOLVE all key stakeholders and ensure appropriate patient and public involvement

UNDERSTAND the evidence base and how the service will lead to the desired outcomes

SET clear aims and objectives

PLAN your evaluation early and review regularly

SHARE your findings and act on them

Tool 2: Checklist

It is often tempting to launch straight into an evaluation without taking the time to plan first. Planning is a crucial part of the process.

This downloadable checklist has been designed to help with the process of planning your evaluation. It will enable you to become clear about what you intend to do, what data you need to collect and how you will undertake the analysis.  Don’t forget to visit our Checklist page for more information.

Tool 3: Evaluation Plan Template – Part A and B

The Evaluation Plan Template is an important document that will guide you through the whole project, and can be referred to for clarification as the project progresses.  It helps you to set out the purpose of your evaluation, its aims and objectives, chosen approach, data needs, resources requirements and timescales.

Top Tip

Don’t forget to identify, engage and involve your local experts to help you plan, deliver and disseminate your evaluation.

Implementation of the Forward View should involve a process of discovery and not design.  There should be a commitment to real-time evaluation and learning throughout the process

Kings Fund, 2015

Case study: GP Alcohol Liaison Nurse Pilot

GP Alcohol Liaison Nurse Pilot

This case study is the evaluation of a pilot service for a GP Alcohol Liaison  Nurse.    The service was evaluated through its second year, and the evaluation findings were used to inform whether the service was to be fully commissioned following completion of the pilot phase.

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