This study aimed to provide tailored health economics support to three local authorities and evaluate its impact by using a range of methods.
November 2012 - August 2015
Shifting the Gravity of Spending Mark 2: Assessing the impact of PHE’s Prioritisation Framework
Research Team: Professor David Hunter, Joanne Gray, Professor Mark Petticrew, Dr Praveen Thokola, Professor Bruce Hollingsworth & Dr Greg Maniatopoulo
Who's involved: Fuse, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LiLaC & University of Sheffield
October 2017 - September 2018
Following the transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government in England in 2013, public health investment decisions are shaped by different actors, including locally elected politicians.
Previous research funded by SPHR informed the development of a new Prioritisation Framework tool, which is to be launched by Public Health England (PHE).
This research builds on the findings of the earlier study by evaluating the impact of the new tool on local authority decision-making when it comes to investment and disinvestment decisions.
In depth work will be done with two local authorities who are using the new prioritisation framework, to establish how useful the tool is and to identify any barriers and /or enablers affecting its uptake and impact.
The results will be shared widely across the local government community working closely with PHE and the Local Government Association (LGA). Established links with PHE and the LGA will enable the results of the study to be communicated widely through their networks.