Social isolation and loneliness in older people is a widespread issue that has gained much attention in recent years. We know that being isolated and lonely can impact on a person’s quality of life and lead to more intensive use of health and social care services. In Manchester the three Clinical Commissioning Groups provided grant… Read More
The Office for Public Management (OPM) evaluated the NHS Breathlessness Pilots and revealed positive impacts on the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, more integrated working across primary and secondary care, and excellent examples of patient-centred care. The pilots ran in three areas: Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Wessex All three developed and… Read More
Interim Evaluation Findings (Year Two) from OPM’s Evaluation of the Essex Multi-Systemic Therapy Social Impact Bond.
The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) was established to increase the amount of sign-presented programming on digital terrestrial television. It commissions content made in BSL by Deaf people for Deaf people and offers an alternative for broadcasters in meeting requirements for the provision of sign language on their channels. In November 2014 BSLBT commissioned… Read More
Evaluation of the Essex Multi-Systemic Therapy Social Impact Bond Essex County Council (ECC) Family Operations Service currently provides access to Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) to young people who meet the referral criteria. This service is aimed at supporting young people and their families where there is a risk of a young person entering care (which also… Read More
A public dialogue for the Health Research Authority The Health Research Authority (HRA) in conjunction with Sciencewise commissioned OPM Group to run a public dialogue on identifying and recruiting participants for health research. The final report is available to download. The specific objectives of the dialogue were: 1. To inform the development of the HRA’s… Read More
The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) is a membership quality improvement organisation supporting NHS and social care commissioners, providers and their partners. In April 2014, AQuA began delivery of a new support programme ‘Leading Integrated System Level Change 2014/15’. The programme was designed to meet member requests for support to collaboratively lead system integration, as they… Read More
Funded by the Department of Education and commissioned by the Virtual Staff College, OPM undertook an evidence collection and desk review of international comparisons of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). CSE has increasingly become the focus of intense discussion, debate and intervention in the UK. At a summit in March 2015, the Prime Minister described CSE as a ‘national threat’,… Read More