Patch-based teams; revisiting past ways of working

Recently, Astrid and I attended a conference run by GAVO and TVA entitled ‘Great Expectations – Delivering the Vision for Health & Social Care in Wales’. I felt the title was very fitting. Society is putting our health and social care systems under more and more strain with an increasing ageing population, declining health and…

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Qualitative Research and Mental Health: a moderator’s perspective

  Running focus groups, (or face-to-face depth interviews), can be hugely rewarding when they ‘go well’. ‘Going well’ means that discussions are rich, informative and insightful. Conversation flows. The group ‘forms, norms, storms and performs[1]’ in harmony (or acceptable disharmony), and when it adjourns at the end, the moderator can feel pleased that they have…

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“It is better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong” Keynes

  I had the pleasure of attending the Social Return on Investment (SROI) two day Practitioner training in London. Anecdotally there are often wider benefits happening in an evaluation project that are changing people’s lives but evaluation approaches often fail to really capture the true value. SROI is a framework to understand the value that…

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