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Integrated Care Pioneers evaluation

PIRU is carrying out a longer-term evaluation of the Pioneers to help build the evidence base on what works best in delivering integrated care in different contexts. Following completion of a qualitative early evaluation, the longer-term evaluation will look at outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

From the blog

Stefanie Ettelt, Lorraine Williams, Jacqueline Damant and Raphael Wittenberg consider the importance of personalisation for the care home sector as we emerge from the current Covid-19 crisis.


Kathryn Oliver, Anita Kothari and Nicholas Mays reflect on the challenges of coproduction between researchers and stakeholders in applied research projects.


Eilis Keeble discusses the use of high level health and social care indicators to measure progress of integrated care initiatives.


Stefanie Tan, Alec Fraser and Nicholas Mays reflect on key issues arising from their recent report on SIBs Trailblazers in health and social care.


James Barlow writes about the need to develop a global health innovation index.


Latest news

PIRU published its report "Personalisation in care homes for older people". The full report can be accessed here>>

PIRU is holding an online workshop on 15th May highlighting its research on public attitudes to funding adult social care. Further details and registration >>

PIRU published its report "Understanding experiences of recruiting for, and participating in, genomics research and service transformation: the 100,000 Genomes Project, 2015-2017". The full report can be accessed here >>

Jennifer Bostock, one of PIRU's PPIE advisers, is co-author on a BMJ paper calling for greater promotion of measures to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus within the home. The article can be accessed here >>

PIRU published the reports of its evaluation of the implementation of the UK AMR Strategy. A press release issued by the RVC can be accessed here >> The Overview report can be accessed here >>