Each year a significant amount of time and money is directed towards promoting and protecting the health and well-being of NHS staff. While the level of resource that is invested in health promotion across the NHS represents a clear strength, the lack of evidence regarding the impact, effectiveness and value of action that is being taken represents a significant risk.
Evaluation can help organisations understand whether or not an intervention has worked. Evaluation should be seen positively and as a tool that can feed into organisational learning and development.
Commissioned by the NHS employers, Zeal Solutions have produced a report which provides an overview of some key principles that should be followed to enable interventions to be effectively evaluated.
The report is available to download through the NHS employer website
Did you know, there is a SBT training module on evaluation? This course, which can also be provided as a train the trainer programme, offers in depth and practical tips and techniques for evaluating workplace interventions.