Our approach to undertaking evaluations in health and social care is underpinned by four principles:
- The outcome is co-designed: with stakeholders, then results in more robust and relevant findings.
- There is meaningful involvement: meaningful, valued and well supported stakeholder involvement is central to the Stakeholder engagement.
- Our work together is reflexive and developmental: to give space and time to consider findings as they emerge, reality check assumptions, and offer a critical eye.
- Building working relationships: to add capacity and value to the existing expertise of the organisations we work with.
HSMC is also the lead for the BRACE Centre (The Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation Centre), a NIHR funded centre carrying out rapid evaluations of innovations in health service organisation and delivery.