Work is now well underway to roll out the Value and Impact Toolkit with introductory sessions being held across the country. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one in your area why not ask your Library and Knowledge Service Lead about any plans to host a session locally.
Members of the Task and Finish Group will also be present at the Health Libraries Group Conference in Scarborough where delegates will have an opportunity to attend a workshop themed around the toolkit.
Our aim is to continuously improve the toolkit and to achieve this we need your feedback as users of the resource. You will find a “contact us” link on each page of the toolkit which we would encourage you to use to suggest improvements, report any problems you experience, or simply to tell us about your experiences of using the resource.
We hope to make using the toolkit and sharing the outputs with the wider Library and Knowledge community as simple as possible. The Task and Finish Group is exploring various options in achieving this, including streamlining ways to for local services to submit generic impact questionnaire results and locally collected impact case studies.
As a first step in this direction we are able to share a copy of the Generic Impact Questionnaire to any service with a paid subscription to SurveyMonkey. We anticipate that this will save services time inputting the survey locally. To take advantage of this offer please contact Jenny Turner.
On behalf of the Value and Impact Task and Finish Group
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the refreshed Value & Impact toolkit, which is now available for use on the HEE Knowledge for Healthcare Blog.
One of the refreshed tools is a short, generic questionnaire for use in any healthcare sector. There is now a new reference guide to support identification of the best tool and approach for the type of value or impact data you want to collect.
Thanks and congratulations to all involved, including the Value and Impact Task and Finish Group and their reference group; the Quality and Impact Working group; and everyone who contributed evidence and ideas.
Development work by the Task and Finish group will continue until March 2017, and feedback is very welcome as the aim is to embed the tools into day-to-day practice.
Jenny Turner – Chair of the Value and Impact Task and Finish Group
Clare Edwards – Chair of the Quality and Impact Working Group
Since our last blog in early November the group met to compile core questions for an Impact questionnaire. It was agreed that there was value in identifying a small set of core questions which could be recommended for all impact surveys. These could then be supplemented, if desired by individual services, with more targeted questions relevant to their own sectors or services. The advantage of this approach is that it offers the potential for feedback on these core questions to be collated nationally if desired.
The task and finish group used feedback from our reference group members, and the earlier SurveyMonkey responses, to compile a long list of themes which could then be summarised into a few core questions. There was also an awareness of the questions used in earlier surveys and the advantages of providing an element of continuity in order to allow comparison of future results with those already available.
A resulting draft list of four core questions is currently with the reference group for comment before being presented to the Quality and Impact Working Group in January 2016
Membership of the Value and Impact Task and Finish Group
- Jenny Turner – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (Chair)
- Stephen Ayre – George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
- Douglas Knock – King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Rebecca Mitchelmore – Isle of Wight NHS Trust
- Susan Smith – Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Sophie Pattison – University College London
- Dominic Gilroy – Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust