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Evaluation of Making it Better

Evaluating the programme to reconfigure maternity, neonatal and children’s services in Greater Manchester In 2013, the former North-West Strategy Health Authority commissioned an evaluation of the ‘Making it Better’ reconfiguration programme that took place in Greater Manchester between 2000 and 2012. The purpose of this evaluation was to review good practice and lessons learnt from the… Read More

Warm Home Discount – Energy Advice: Consumer Experiences

Context The Energy Act 2010 provided the Secretary of State with powers to introduce support schemes for the purpose of reducing fuel poverty. These powers have been exercised through the Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011 to establish the Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme. The WHD scheme is a 4-year initiative running from April 2011 to… Read More

Rural library services in England: exploring recent changes and possible futures

In recent years, public library services have undergone – and continue to undergo – a huge amount of change. That change has been felt across library services, but due to their limited size and lower footfall, rural libraries have been placed under particular pressure and have gone through some of the most radical changes in… Read More

Evaluation of the Integrated Care Communities 2 Programme (incorporating the Integration Discovery Community)

In April 2013 the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) commissioned OPM to evaluate its Integrated Care Community 2 (ICC2) programme; the remit was subsequently expanded to incorporate learning from the Integration Discovery Community (IDC) programme. The evaluation focuses on assessing which programme elements are: —    Most valued by the members and why —    High impact and the… Read More

Closing the Gap through Changing Relationships: evaluation

The Health Foundation’s Closing the Gap through Changing Relationships programme was launched in 2010. The programme funded seven projects, which aimed to change one or more of three types of relationships: between the individual using a service and those who work in healthcare provision between people using services and the wider healthcare system between communities… Read More

How could free social care at end of life work in practice?

This report, written by OPM and commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and Sue Ryder, looks at the current state of end of life services in England and provides examples of people being able to access non-means tested social care. It reveals that in some areas commissioners have been able… Read More

Revolutionising the NHS with Patient Power

This paper highlights how patient power can be used to transform all levels of the health service – from shaping policy and system reforms, effecting service delivery changes, to transforming the dynamic between patients and their healthcare providers. In it we draw on OPM’s own experiences, as well as good practice examples from a recent… Read More

Removing barriers, raising disabled people’s living standards

This report contains the findings from a research programme aimed at understanding disabled people’s priorities for change. The research was commissioned by the disability charity Scope, and conducted by OPM (focus groups and qualitative interviews) and Ipsos MORI (national survey). This research contributes to the evidence base and to the case for action to work… Read More