Our research can support professionals working in the health sector to inform service design and delivery, and to evaluate the impact of service provision.
We have experience conducting health sector research with adults and young people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as healthcare professionals and service commissioners of all types. We support an ethos of genuine participation and involvement, and believe that this helps to deliver more effective services for the public. We are experienced in analysing evidence to demonstrate sustainable outcomes to support decision-making and commissioning.
We have delivered a number of participatory research projects with both young people and adults. Through peer research, we have seen how genuine participation and involvement can support effective service design and delivery for the public. This has worked particularly well for personal and sensitive topics such as loneliness and isolation amongst older people, sexual health and smoking cessation services for young people.
We use a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods ranging from in-depth one to one interviews to the facilitation of large workshops with service providers and community members.
Our research has helped our clients with the following:
- Developing an asset based strategy for addressing local needs for health and social service provision.
- Service re-positioning and re-branding to align to public sector commissioning priorities.
- Evaluating health service delivery to improve uptake and outcomes.
- Demonstrating the impact of local health services.
- Delivery of training to develop evaluation models, skills and tools.
- Market testing to improve uptake of continuing professional development support for healthcare professionals.