Evaluation is a key component of UCLPartners’ work to accelerate research and innovation into practice. The Evaluation team supports health and care teams across our region to understand the impact of introducing innovations – from new technologies to the redesign of services – on patients, health and care professionals, and the wider system.
The evaluation function aligns closely to our Learning Health Systems work, ensuring health and care teams get access to the right information to implement changes more effectively, and to inform future decisions about the commissioning or sustainability of services.
Our evaluation work can take a variety of forms, such as:
- Rapid insight generation: For example, we captured insights from those involved in the delivery of community-based diagnostic facilities to produce a summary report, informing the establishment of Community Diagnostic Centres in London.
- Evidence synthesis: For example, we brought together data and qualitative insights to produce a review of the temporary changes to paediatric services within North Central London during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Service evaluation: We have conducted a number of evaluations of service changes made within our region, and across London, to understand their effectiveness and impact. These include:
- Rough Sleeping and Mental Health Programme (RAMHP): Funded by the Greater London Authority, this is an innovative new way of working with rough sleepers who have historically found it difficult to access mental health services.
- OneLondon Health and Care Record Exemplar: This major initiative is designed to demonstrate how patient information can be shared across London safely and securely to improve care and empower people to make more informed choices about their own health and care.
- Deployment of remote monitoring technologies: With funding and support from NHSX and the London Digital First Programme, teams in our region are implementing remote monitoring technologies to support enhanced self-management and remote care for patients with long-term conditions.
UCLPartners also supports the Real World Validation of innovations to understand their impact on patients, staff and the healthy economy to support their wider adoption.