Our team is established in the assessment and study of innovation in healthcare, with a set of in-house skills that bring real insight to the partners we work with.
We identify and explain the complex processes involved in piloting and up-scaling innovations. Using various methods, we can help you understand what's working (or not), why it's working and how you can improve. We help innovators and health providers understand the impact of innovations on patients, staff and the wider health economy. Through evidence based insight we can help you create the conditions for the spread and adoption of an innovation. Most importantly, we do this in real world situations.
We offer a bespoke service which can be tailored to your individual needs:
Our expertise spans implementation science, quality improvement, data analytics, healthcare modelling, qualitative methods and how to use them together effectively.
Who do we work with?
We work with a range of partners and clients in primary, secondary (hospital trusts, clinics) care, community settings and the voluntary sector. We also work with innovators to provide evidence for scaling up innovations.
Why not email us to see how we can help you?
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.
Our team work across a variety of disciplines and have particular expertise in the following areas;
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.Contact us
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.Go to library
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.
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.
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.
A suite of free to use tools & information to help you plan your own evaluations.
Advice about the type of evaluation methods which would work best for you.
Design of a bespoke evaluation approach which you can take away and use.
Review of evidence and reports which you’ve already compiled.
Design and delivery of a bespoke evaluation, including conclusions and recommendations.
Five things to think about
before you evaluate
A handy check list to help you plan when and how to evaluate
A useful tool that draws out planned outputs and outcomes, which can then be measured as part of an evaluation.
A brief guide to different ways of gathering and analysing evidence.
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.Insight@wessexahsn.net