After two virtual years, the Rapid evaluation conference is returning for an in-person event. Organised by the Nuffield Trust and the Improvement Analytics Unit at the Health Foundation, the event will take place on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at the Hallam Conference Centre.
Bringing together representatives from the rapid evaluation community, including analysts, users and commissioners, the conference will look at the vital contribution that rapid evaluation can make to support a system under pressure.
The UK health and social care system is experiencing multiple pressures leading to constraints on services but also new ways of delivering care. Within this context, rapid evaluations are crucial and yet these same pressures are also affecting how they are conducted. This conference aims to bring together those who are interested in rapid evaluation, including analysts, service users, policy makers, commissioners and local decision makers.
What can I expect from the day?
The conference will explore the role of rapid evaluation in a system under pressure with topics including:
evaluating rapid change and new technologies
the impact on health inequalities
the role of PPIE
ways to support local areas with their analytical capability.
You’ll have the opportunity to network with the wider rapid evaluation community and share ideas and solutions to ever-present challenges. Through a mixture of interactive breakout sessions, plenaries and group discussion, this event will help you address any gaps in understanding rapid evaluations while learning new approaches to directly improve ways of working.
We look forward to sharing the full agenda with you soon.