Evaluation of AQuA’s Leading Integrated System Level Change Programme

Monday 20 July 2015


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 moved towards and progressed with the implementation of integrated care.

OPM was commissioned to undertake an independent evaluation of the programme that commenced in May 2014 and ran until May 2015. The aims of the evaluation were to provide an understanding of how the model and elements of the programme supported large scale system change, and to explore the transferability of the model to other system level reforms.

OPM evaluation leads worked with AQuA Faculty leads to co-produce the detailed evaluation themes, evaluation framework and methodology. The evaluation drew on economy applications to the programme, the workshop evaluations completed after each master class, and AQuA’s System Integration Framework Assessment Tool data. OPM also undertook two waves of fieldwork with participating economies.