Evidence and Evaluation workshop training: One day training event from West of England AHSN & CLAHRC West to support trainers and share resources
West of England AHSN and CLAHRC West are offering a one day training event for other AHSN and CLAHRC staff to learn about delivering two successful workshops: ‘Finding the Evidence’ and ‘Getting Started with Service Evaluation’. These two workshops have been designed specifically for commissioners to support the ongoing drive for greater use of evidence and evaluation in commissioning processes and generate wider engagement with these activities. The importance of this approach has been highlighted in the ‘5 Year Forward View’ to support system transformation in the current climate of financial constraint and a growing demand for health services.
To date in the West of England region, the two 2-hour workshops have been delivered to 142 staff across seven CCGs and have been positively evaluated, with consistent ratings of ‘interesting’ and ‘useful’. A 3-6 month follow up of participants recorded one participant getting “more reliable evidence as a result [of attending the Evidence workshop]” for business cases and other purposes, and another who changed policy resulting in significant in-year savings, having found no evidence of clinical effectiveness for a routine procedure, patella resurfacing. She said: "the workshop made me go out and check some of these things and not take things at face value". The Evaluation Workshop helped one participant get started with their evaluation, which was successfully completed on follow-up.
This one day training event is an exciting opportunity to learn the course material in an engaging and interactive session, designed to support anyone wanting to deliver the workshops in their own area. In response to interest and demand from within and outside the West of England, we have begun to create an electronic 'train the trainer' package to enable cost-effective spread across our region and beyond - to CCGs, STPs and other health organisations. The course material will be presented as a mixture of face-to-face and newly-created electronic resources; you will be invited go to give your feedback on these components – so come prepared to join in, share ideas and take away plenty of tips and resources!
Date: 27th September 2017
Time: 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Location: CLAHRC West offices in central Bristol (full details will follow).
Number of places available: 8 places available ( 4 places already booked; maximum number of participants: 12)
Cost: Free of charge.
Please register your interest with Lucy Pettler on email@example.com by 8th September 2017.