Our publications (140 results)

Evaluation report – Learning into practice project

OPM was commissioned to produce an evaluation report on the Learning into Practice Project (LiPP) which was funded under DfE’s Innovation Programme and ran by NSPCC and SCIE. The LiPP was testing a proof of concept – aiming to establish what is needed on an ongoing and sustainable basis to improve the quality and use… Read More

Social investment toolkit for service providers

We know from our extensive engagement with service providers that a growing number are interested in exploring Social Impact Bonds or other forms of social investment to help them secure longer term contracts or to scale up their services. The £80m Life Chances Fund offers new opportunities for service providers to engage in outcomes-based contracting… Read More

Evaluation of the Wandsworth End of Life Care Coordination Centre

The Wandsworth Care Coordination Centre was designed to address confusion among patients and their families about who to contact for help and support, due to the range of organisations involved in caring for someone approaching the end of their life. It comprises a 7 day nurse-led coordination team and helpline for patients, families and professionals… Read More

Evaluation of the Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness Grant Fund

The Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness Grant programme was commissioned and funded by North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and administered and managed by Manchester Community Central (Macc). OPM Group evaluated the programme over 2013-16 and produced this final report and report summary.

Qualitative research into Registration Assessment performance among Black-African candidates

This General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) report explores the experiences and performances of Black-African candidates in the Registration Assessment. For this work we held depth, qualitative interviews and focus groups with Black-African trainees and recently registered pharmacists and interviews with people who are involved in pharmacist education and training. The research concludes by suggesting some actions… Read More

Models of Care in Motor Neurone Disease

This report for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) explores the different ways MND care is organised across the UK. It examines the practical arrangement of MND care, such as how multi-disciplinary teams are constituted and the relationship between hospital and community services. The report provides advice for the NHS and social services on how to… Read More

Reading Hack evaluation interim report

Reading Hack is an innovative Reading Agency programme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Launched in 2015, the programme works with young people aged 13-24 across England to create opportunities for reading-inspired activity, volunteering roles and peer-to-peer reading advocacy. This is the interim report from a three year evaluation of Reading Hack to understand its… Read More

Evaluation of STEM Learning Triple Science Support Programme

We evaluated a two year project for STEM Learning, looking into the impact of the Triple Science Support Programme (TSSP) in 2014-2016.