National Evaluations

Staff from the University of Manchester have over 20 years’ experience of national and local evaluation which informs our work in CLAHRC GM:

Completed research

  • Evercare (1, 2)
  • Whole Systems Demonstrators (3-5)
  • Expert Patients (6)
  • Quality and Outcomes Framework (7, 8)
  • Advancing Quality (9)

Current research

  • 7 day services (10)
  • Reconfiguration of acute stroke services in Manchester and London (11,12)
  • Centralisation of Complex Cancer Surgery in Manchester and London (13)
  • CLASSIC – integrated care in Salford (14)
  • New Care Models
  • National Diabetes Prevention Programme


  1.      Sheaff R et al. Impacts of case management for frail elderly people: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2009;14(2):88-95.
  2.      Gravelle H et al. Impact of case management (Evercare) on frail elderly patients: controlled before and after analysis of quantitative outcome data. BMJ. 2007;334:31.
  3.      Hirani S et al. The effect of telecare on the quality of life and psychological well-being of elderly recipients of social care over a 12-month period: the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Age and Ageing. 2014;43(3):334-41.
  4.      Steventon A et al. Effect of telehealth on use of secondary care and mortality: findings from the Whole System Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. BMJ. 2012;344:e3874.
  5.      Sanders C et al. Exploring barriers to participation and adoption of telehealth and telecare within the Whole System Demonstrator trial: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 2012;12:220.
  6.      Kennedy A et al. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a national lay led self-care support programme for patients with long-term conditions: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2007;61:254-61.
  7.      Kontopantelis E et al. Withdrawing performance indicators: retrospective analysis of general practice performance under UK Quality and Outcomes Framework. Bmj-Brit Med J. 2014;348.
  8.      Campbell S et al. Quality of primary care in England with the Introduction of pay for performance. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007;357(2):181-90.
  9.      Sutton M et al. Reduced mortality with hospital pay for performance in England. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012;367:1821-8.
  10.    Meacock R et al. Higher mortality rates amongst emergency patients admitted to hospital at weekends reflect a lower probability of admission. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2016.
  11.    Fulop N et al. Innovations in major system reconfiguration in England: a study of the effectiveness, acceptability and processes of implementation of two models of stroke care. Implementation Science. 2013;8:5.
  12.    Turner S et al. Lessons for major system change: centralization of stroke services in two metropolitan areas of England. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2016;21(3):156-65.
  13.    Fulop N et al. Reorganising specialist cancer surgery for the twenty-first century: a mixed methods evaluation (RESPECT-21). Implementation Science. 2016;11(1):155.
  14.    Munford L et al. Associations of participation in community assets with health-related quality of life and healthcare usage: a cross-sectional study of older people in the community. BMJ Open. 2017;7(2).