Innovation Insight

Programme Brief


Who we are

The Innovation Insight function sits alongside Wessex AHSN’s delivery workstreams and provides an independent evaluation service. We have an extensive programme of work, with currently around 30 different evaluations underway, looking at digital solutions, new models of care, workforce, back office functions and more.


Skills and expertise

Our team work across a variety of disciplines and have particular expertise in the following areas;

  • Implementation science
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Operational research
  • Simulation modelling
  • Project and programme management

Several of our team have worked as change managers in commissioning, primary and secondary care – meaning we have a real understanding of the challenges you face.

Part of our team is based at the Centre for Implementation Science, within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. This academic input adds distinct value to the work we’re able to deliver.

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Our clients

We have a wide range of clients, from hospital trusts and Primary Care Networks to Integrated Care Systems. We also work directly with innovators to provide evidence for scaling up digital initiatives (something we call real world validation). Here are just a few of the people we work with:

INNOVATION INSIGHT LIBRARY

Browse or search our large library of reports, methodologies and useful insights.

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We have a client led collaborative approach to evaluation…

Read about our client led, collaborative approach to evaluation, our service offerings and use our simple Evaluation Toolkit.


Our client led, collaborative approach to evaluation

We know that successfully making change happen can be hard, and that your time is precious. Collaborating with us will help you understand if what you’re doing is working (or not) and why. We can help you make better decisions through our independent evaluation and recommendations.


A range of services to meet your needs

Whether you just need some ideas to help you start thinking about evaluation, through to needing a full scale bespoke evaluation for a particular innovation, we can help. Please contact us to access these resources.

Evaluation Toolkit

A suite of free to use tools & information to help you plan your own evaluations.

Advice

Advice about the type of evaluation methods which would work best for you.

Design

Design of a bespoke evaluation approach which you can take away and use.

Review

Review of evidence and reports which you’ve already compiled.

Full service

Design and delivery of a bespoke evaluation, including conclusions and recommendations.

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Evaluation Toolkit

Five things to think about
before you evaluate

A handy check list to help you plan when and how to evaluate

Logic Models

A useful tool that draws out planned outputs and outcomes, which can then be measured as part of an evaluation.

Evaluation Methods

A brief guide to different ways of gathering and analysing evidence.

Implementation Theories

An introduction to using evidence based implementation theories and models in the real world.

It’s all about the data

Data sharing can make or break an evaluation… this information sheet highlights some key considerations.

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