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Contacts

Local Services and contacts

Click on your area below to see a number of local options you can access for support.   If you need support with accessing evidence please visit the Contacts page on the Evidence Works website.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

  • Dani Sapsford, Head of Evaluation, Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative d.sapsford@nhs.net
  • Jude Hancock, Head of Evaluation, Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative jude.hancock@nhs.net

Gloucester, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath & North East Somerset

Let us know what you think…

With your feedback, we can continue to develop and refine this site with useful tools and techniques for evidence informed commissioning. After using this toolkit, please share with us your views of what you have found to be useful and any ideas for improvements.

Do you have an evaluation you’d be willing to share?

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If you would be willing to share your evaluation, please email info@nhsevaluationtoolkit.net and we’ll get in touch to find out the details.

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Who are we?

Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC)

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) has been responsible for supporting primary care research across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area since 2003.

Over the last six years it has expanded its role to promote the use of evidence and evaluation in healthcare commissioning with an increasing emphasis on knowledge mobilisation. For more information visit www.apcrc.nhs.uk

West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

Funded by NHS England and regional healthcare organisations, West of England AHSN brings together the health service community, industry, higher education, research bodies, patients and the wider public to work in partnership and take patient care and experience to new levels.

Its membership covers the geographical footprint of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bath & North East Somerset and Gloucestershire.

One of 15 AHSNs introduced across England from April 2013, the West of England AHSN aims to deliver positive healthcare outcomes by driving the development and adoption of innovation, supporting the adoption and spread of evidence informed practice and enhancing economic growth through collaboration and partnership.  For more information visit: http://www.weahsn.net/

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West)

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) works with partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West.

CLAHRC West undertakes applied health research projects across the NHS, in collaboration with partners across the region and nationally. The research it does must have a real world application and fall into one of its broad thematic areas of ‘improving the management of chronic health conditions’ and ‘public health interventions and population health’. The 13 NIHR CLAHRCs primarily focus on research targeted at chronic disease and public health interventions.

CLAHRC West brings together universities, local authorities, NHS hospital trusts, clinical commissioning groups, patients and members of the public, and third sector organisations to focus on research to improve health and healthcare for local people. Its membership covers the geographical footprint of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bath & North East Somerset and Gloucestershire.  For further information visit: NIHR CLAHRC West

Thank you to our partners

We would like to thank our partners for supporting the development of the Evaluation and Evidence toolkits.  This includes commissioners, service improvement leads, GPs and practice managers from Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group; Bristol Public Health (Bristol City Council), South Gloucestershire Public Health (South Gloucestershire Council) and North Somerset Public Health (North Somerset Council); Primary Care Library Services (North Bristol Trust), NIHR CLAHRC-West, University of Bristol, University of the West of England and the West of England Academic Health Science Network. We would also like to thank everyone who was involved in the testing of this tool – your views were invaluable to shaping its direction.

Evaluation Toolkit development and dissemination

Based on the original guide and toolkit created by the APCRC in 2010, this updated and refreshed version has been developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including commissioners, quality improvement leads, Health Integration Team (HIT) members, NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Fellows, researchers, lay representatives and experts in evaluation. West of England AHSN has funded its development on to a bespoke web platform and, working in close partnership with APCRC and CLAHRC-West, are promoting and providing training in it use to its member organisations throughout Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath & North East Somerset and Gloucestershire.

All resources and graphics on this website are © West of England Academic Health Science Network, APCRC and NIHR CLAHRC West 2016. We are happy for you to reuse any of these materials so long as it is not for commercial purposes and you include credits to all three organisations with links back to the originating page(s) on this website. For further information, please email info@nhsevaluationtoolkit.net