SPH produces a number of high profile rapid evidence reviews for national clients every year assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a wide range of treatments or potential interventions.
Rapid evidence reviews for NHS England
SPH has produced rapid evidence reviews for NHS England Specialised Services since 2012. These high-profile reviews consider the clinical and cost-effectiveness of treatments and interventions for a variety of conditions. The requirements of this contract include:
- Supporting development of research questions through liaison with the commissioner and senior stakeholders
- Supporting development of a PICOS table
- Liaising with a healthcare information scientist in Libraries to design the literature search
- Reviewing abstracts and selecting papers according to the agreed methodology
- Producing the review to an agreed template
- Internal quality assurance
- Consultation on the review with clinical specialists
- Producing a final report following consultation comments.
Commissioned evidence reviews
We also produce bespoke evidence reviews to assist customers address specific commissioning issues, for example:
- Reviews to inform national policy on population screening for the UK National Screening Committee
- Reviews to inform strategy design for preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies through understanding the predictors of alcohol consumption and the effectiveness of interventions for Blackpool Better Start
- A review on the development and use of early warning indicators in qualitative information for the Care Quality Commission
- A review on the contribution of community pharmacy in supporting/delivering lifestyle interventions and health protection/prevention for the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum
- A review on the impact and cost-effectiveness of self-management programmes on chronic disease management for a Public Health team.