This event, organised by the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, in collaboration with NIHR RSET and NIHR BRACE, took place virtually over two half days on the 25 and 26 January 2022.
Bringing together representatives from the rapid evaluation community, including analysts, users and commissioners, the conference looked beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, thinking about the role of evaluation in the NHS recovery towards building a sustainable health care service. It also provided an opportunity to share lessons learnt from recent and on-going evaluations.
Day 1: Recovery - Tuesday 25 January
The first day we explored the role of digital technology and AI in the NHS recovery, discussed the challenges and opportunities that digital innovation bring when it comes to health inequality, and presented some recent examples of how evaluation is informing current policy making.
Day 2: Sustainability - Wednesday 26 January
On Day 2 we explored lessons from rapid evaluations of evolving or new services aimed at assessing the sustainability of health services, discussed priority research areas to inform policy on environmental sustainability, and presented examples of recent evaluations focused on achieving a green and sustainable system.