Partners excel in collaborative evaluation work

CLAHRC NWC’s Partner Priority Programme (PPP), led by the organisation’s Knowledge Exchange Theme, completed its second workshop in Preston on Tuesday 13 December. 

The event brought together researchers, leaders and frontline health professionals from nineteen of the Partners that form the CLAHRC NWC to share learning, innovation and progress evaluation of their key projects designed to improve patient care and local services.

Those who participated included four CCGs (South Sefton CCG, East Lancs CCG, Liverpool CCG, Blackburn and Darwin CCG), ten hospital and community-based clinicians (Cheshire and Wirral Partnership, 5 Boroughs Partnership, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, The Walton Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen, Liverpool Women’s, Aintree University Hospital, Merseycare, Clatterbridge), five local authorities (Sefton Council, Lancashire County Council, Fylde Council, Halton Council, Liverpool City Council) and 10 academic researchers as team facilitators (University of Liverpool, University of Central Lancashire, University of Lancaster).

Workshop two focused around enabling Partners to further develop capacity to embed the evaluation approach as an integral part of their tailored route to change management, innovation and transformation process.

The day included introductions and networking opportunities, learning about each other’s initiatives within each CIG group, feedback on the outcomes from workshop one and group reflections on the outcomes for their individual initiatives. 

Emphasis was placed on group work and co-learning through three Collaborative Implementation Groups (CIGs) which were formed following on from workshop one and encompass:

  • Improving Access and Better Management;
  • New pathways and Service Delivery;
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Working - Integrated Care.

There was an additional opportunity for CIG teams to start to interrogate their initiative outcomes and objectives by exploring evaluation questions using SWOT analysis and establishing the initiative priorities by defining  measurable indicators.

The CLAHRC NWC Steering Group and sub-committee members joined the PPP for parts of the day and there were networking opportunities for the three groups. The afternoon session involved building the CIGs, local teams and skills to deliver the evaluation through each member of the CIG team completing both individual and a group skills audit. There was an introduction to Patient and Public Engagement which will lead to public advisors being involved in the PPP from workshop three in January 2017.

The groups also received further information about the CLAHRC NWC Internship Scheme which encourages applications to be submitted by the PPP initiatives by 5pm on 20 January 2017.

CLAHRC NWC looks forward to Workshop three in January 2017, where work will continue on evaluating Partner initiatives.


More articles     Posted on: 16 December 2016