Effective service solutions

We know that the story of cancer is changing. We know that there are now more people living with cancer than 40 years ago. And we know that health and social care provision across the UK needs to change to support the growing demand. At Macmillan, we work with health and social care organisations to provide solutions to support people with cancer. Our evaluation helps us to understand the difference we make to people affected by cancer through the solutions we provide.

We use evaluation to understand the impact our services make and to make sure that we’re providing the right services, in the right way, to meet people’s needs. In short, we need evaluation to provide evidence in order to:

  • prove if our innovative interventions are effective in having the positive impact intended and are worth investing in
  • improve the quality and effectiveness of our services, by learning what works and what doesn’t work, why and in what circumstances - to ensure that we make the biggest impact possible.

Over time, we will be improving our understanding of:

  • the progress that is being made towards everyone being able to say the nine outcomes are true for them
  • the contribution of Macmillan’s work towards increasing the number of people who are able to say the nine statements are true for them
  • how well - and fast - we are delivering activities that will contribute to the nine statements
  • the relationship between our activities and outcomes, to show us what works and what we should be doing more of.

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Evaluating healthcare system redesign

Macmillan supports numerous Redesigning the System programmes across the UK.

The videos discuss the challenges and possible solutions to evaluating large-scale system redesign to help us get the most out of our evaluations.

Macmillan has a dedicated evaluation team to support all of this work. For further information about our evaluation activity, email the evaluation team.

Overview: Evaluating large scale redesign

Watch this set of videos which summarise the main discussions from our 'Evaluating System Redesign' event in December 2014.

Overview: Evaluating large scale redesign

Watch this set of videos which summarise the main discussions from our 'Evaluating System Redesign' event in December 2014.