Introduction to Economic Evaluation workshop

Need to demonstrate the economic impact of projects in your organisation? 

Want to assess the outcomes and sustainability of a new service? 

Not sure where to start with an economic evaluation? 

This hands-on, in-person workshop will empower you to address these challenges. Run by the NIHR ARC North Thames Academy, the one-day course is aimed at staff in frontline services in the NHS and local government, who have limited experience of conducting economic evaluations and decision-making analysis. 

After attending this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own simple economic evaluation of a local intervention or service and be able to appraise other evaluations.  


The course will:

  • Introduce the basic principles of economic evaluation methods
  • Explain how to assess the costs of an intervention/service
  • Explain how to measure and value outcomes of an intervention/service
  • Give practical examples of economic evaluation analysis
  • Help to understand how to use of economic evaluation in decision making
  • Offer the opportunity to discuss in small groups the economic evaluation you are doing or thinking of doing. A facilitator will help scope your economic evaluation, draft its core elements, identify the data you will need to use, and plan to overcome information or data gaps.


Who is it for?

This workshop is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and CCGs who need to evaluate local programmes or services from an economic perspective as part of their work. It is not aimed at academics and/or researchers. 

To be most beneficial for the participants, we invite applications from individuals who are carrying out or will soon need to carry out an economic evaluation of a service/intervention. In the selection process, we will give priority to applications providing a detailed description of such projects. Groups of people working on the same project are encouraged to apply.  

No previous knowledge of economics is required (or experience of study design and statistics), however an interest in economics and being comfortable with numbers is advantageous. 

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance that can be shared with your professional organisation to claim CPD credits.


When is the next workshop?

The next workshop will take place on Tuesday 23 May 2023.


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