01 / 5 / 2015 3.26pm
NHS organisations offer a range of staff health and wellbeing interventions, but how do you demonstrate whether an intervention has had the intended impact? Many organisations use feedback forms which give us a snapshot in time about how people feel and whether they enjoyed and valued the intervention but what this doesn’t measure is the impact this had on the individuals behaviour and if they have made a positive shift as a result of taking part. You can watch a recording of the live webinar at the bottom of this web page.
On Thursday 23 April we held our live webinar on how to robustlyevaluate health and wellbeing interventions. Chaired by Jennifer Gardner, Programme Lead for Health and Wellbeing at NHS Employers our guest speakers included, Tony Zarola, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Managing Director of Zeal Solutions and David Craig, Service Lead, PhysioPlus, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
By listening to this hour-long webinar, you will:
learn how to evaluate health and wellbeing interventions using a simple framework
find out what key questions you should consider when planning or carrying out an evaluation project
gain an understanding of what best practice principles can be followed to enhance the practice of evaluation
hear Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's experience of using the framework to evaluate their self-referral physiotherapy service, including what challenges they faced, how they were overcome and the benefit of carrying out a robust evaluation
You can watch the webinar by scrolling to the bottom of this web page. You can also download a copy of the presentation used and read a full set of questions and answers from the session.
Don’t have time to listen to the whole webinar?
Use our guide below to tune into the bits that interest you most.
• The importance of a health and wellbeing intervention - tune in at 2.35.
Tony talks about the importance of health and wellbeing interventions and how to implement these properly so that their influence is positive on both the trust and staff.
• What you should consider when planning or carrying out an evaluation project - tune in at 5.55.
Tony speaks about barriers such as having time and resource to implement a health and wellbeing intervention, by breaking down the evaluation process into manageable pieces using a checklist.
• How Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust evaluated their PhysioPlus service - tune in at 21.46.
David shares how Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s used the framework to evaluate their self-referral physiotherapy service. David discusses the challenges they faced, how they were overcame them and the benefit carrying out a robust evaluation has had to their service.
• Questions from listeners– tune in at 39.30
A full list of what questions were asked of our expert panel and what their responses where can be found here.
If you have any examples of robust evaluation that you would like to share, or have any challenges in evaluating interventions that you would like to ask us about please e-mail the wellbeing team on email@example.com