Evaluation of Information Prescriptions

Monday 2 November 2009

To ensure the successful design and delivery of information prescriptions nationally, the Department of Health (DH) recruited 20 pilot sites to test and provide evidence on the effectiveness and impact of IPs on users, carers, professionals and organisations, including the voluntary sector. The pilots are located in a range of health and social care settings, including primary, secondary, social care, acute and community mental health, and address a spectrum of conditions including cancer, cystic fibrosis, sight loss, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, arthritis and asthma. Many of the pilots were delivered on the basis of partnership arrangements between national voluntary sector organisations and local statutory health and social care services.