This project assessed whether the programme for perpetrators of domestic abuse called 'Foundation for Change' in Doncaster helped to change behaviour and provided value for money.
April 2015 - March 2017
Review of Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES 2013-17)
Research Team: Dr Lindsay Blank, Eleanor Holding, Professor Liddy Goyder, Dr Peter van der Graaf & Dr Frank De Vocht
Who's involved: University of Sheffield, Fuse & University of Bristol
April 2018 - December 2018
The Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) enables people working in public health who are introducing innovative initiatives aimed at improving health, to work in partnership with SPHR to conduct rigorous evaluations of their cost-effectiveness.
Fourteen PHPES projects were supported during the first five years of the SPHR, covering a wide range of topics, types of public health programmes, and evaluation designs and methods. The PHPES received positive feedback from SPHR membership, practitioner colleagues and NIHR, and the second wave of commissioning was supported by funding from Public Health England (PHE).
There was also increasing involvement of regional PHE contacts in disseminating the call for applications to practitioners and in the implementation of the scheme. Continuation of the programme was supported by NIHR feedback and by SPHR members.
There is now an invaluable opportunity to learn from the work carried out to inform and improve future research collaboration. This project will build on outcomes developed by the SPHR Knowledge Sharing Principles project.
The emerging knowledge sharing principles will inform questions for the interviews and the survey with PHPES stakeholders to explore and test mechanisms for increasing the impact of PHPES through knowledge sharing of PHPES project findings between researchers, practitioners and lay reviewers.
This will involve a review of applications and report for previous PHPES projects, interviews with researchers and practitioners, an online stakeholder survey and a stakeholder workshop. The research outputs will include; a report to the SPHR executive including recommendation for a future PHPES programme; at least one research briefing summarising findings and at least one peer reviewed journal article.