The Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) brings together leading health and social care expertise to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the National Health Service, social care and public health.
We develop rigorous research evidence to support innovation in health and social care policy
Stefanie Ettelt and Nick Mays discuss new guidance on commissioning evaluations of policy pilots. Read more >>
See the blog by Don Nutbeam for another view on RCTs and policy pilots. Read more >>
Anna Dixon believes a strong relationship between policy-makers and academic evaluators is vital. Read more >>
A new article looking at the views and experiences of social care staff on Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers is available online >>
Material from the recent PIRU event on 'Widening perspectives on Social Impact Bonds' is available here >>
Piru publication: The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia Click here >>
PIRU is carrying out a
longer-term evaluation of the
Pioneers to help build the
evidence base on what works
best in delivering integrated
care in different contexts. Following completion of a qualitative early evaluation,
the longer-term evaluation will look at outcomes and cost-effectiveness.
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