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Resources and tools for evaluation and measuring outcomes


PREview: Resources for Professionals. ChiMat 2011

PREview is a set of planning resources to help commissioners, managers and professionals to target preventive resources, in particular around the Healthy Child Programme, where they are most needed. PREview is based on evidence identifying the factors in pregnancy and infancy that are associated with outcomes for children at five years.

How to understand and measure impact. The Better Care Fund 2015

This guide aims to help local areas to understand and measure the impact of their efforts to integrate services across the provision of health and care. It covers practical support when developing outcomes, measures of progress, and an evaluation framework and process for using feedback to promote continuous improvement.

Evaluation: What to Consider. Commonly asked questions about how to approach evaluation of quality improvement in health Care. Quick Guide. The Health Foundation 2015.

The Health Foundation supports people working in health care practice to make lasting improvements to health services. This booklet is a practical guide and aims to stimulate thinking and support plans for evaluation.

HV e-Community of Practice Evidence Hub

The Health Visitors e-Community of Practice Evidence hub allows health visitors to raise issues collectively and suggest best practice points, backed up by evidence and published resources about what works in practice in improving the health of children and families. Discussions and posts are organised around the six Early Years High Impact Areas that have been developed to support the Transition of commissioning to Local Authorities and to help inform decisions around the commissioning of the health visiting service and integrated children’s early years services.

Health Visitor Service User Experience Survey and toolkit. NHS England, Picker Institute Europe (2016)

The toolkit comprises comprehensive guides and documents to allow providers of health visiting services to implement the survey themselves: including Survey Implementation Guide; Sample Compilation Guide; Mailing Letters; Questionnaire; Data Capture Instructions; Data Entry Template; Data Analysis & Interpretation Guide