Evaluation of Well North

Evaluation is the means to show the impact of an intervention or activity, and as such is vital for a programme like Well North.

Who are we?

The Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH) is a part of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care in the University of Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre. MUCH has experience in evaluating small and large projects using a variety of different methods at a local, national and international scale.

Our work has focused on capturing important information from individual people on how different things have affected them and use this to influence the people making decisions. We focus on answering the questions on whether things have really made a difference, is it better than doing nothing, is it better than doing something else and how much will it cost. We achieve this by being part of the Hub Team and partly funded through the Oglesby Trust and University of Manchester.

Find out about the team members here.

The evaluation team is here to help pathfinders:

  • Prioritise what is important at a local level
  • Design tools to collect the right data
  • Analyse data to identify the important learning to inform future activities
  • Share the learning between pathfinders and beyond Well North

For more information, click here.

The Well North Evaluation team has created a number of documents which will be of use to pathfinder sites. Click on the headings in bold to go to each of these sections:

  • Protocols and Strategy documents which explain the work of the evaluation team and can offer guidance to pathfinder sites in their work
  • Resources, including some documents which can be adapted and used by pathfinder sites.
  • Reports, including evaluation reports of Well North activities, and Pragmatic Evidence Syntheses on different themes.