Ensuring broad participation in designing the evaluation plan of a national integrated care programme

Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani    Dr. Arturo Alvarez-Rosete     Dr. Edelweiss Aldasoro

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was commissioned to deliver Phases 1 and 2 of an independent external evaluation of an Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (from now on, “the National Programme”). Phase 1 included a Preliminary Engagement session with stakeholders to understand what they perceived the value of an evaluation of the Programme would be to the system. Phase 2 included a Scoping Study to co-produce an Evaluation Design and Plan based on stakeholder engagement. Phases 1 and 2 were designed and delivered with the purpose of later contributing to the Evaluation itself (Phase 3) which has not yet taken place.