As work has continued on implementing a personal outcomes approach, efforts have concentrated on managing and using the qualitative and quantitative data generated. You can find examples of how information on outcomes has been reported in the section on evidence and learning. Here you can find guidance to support use of outcomes data.
Managing Qualitative Data: 2013
In 2013 the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) produced a guide on collecting, recording and qualitative analysis of outcomes data:
Understanding Outcomes in Healthcare Settings: 2012
A series of reports were produced by the Personal Outcomes and Quality Measures project, which considered the challenges of implementing a personal outcomes approach in NHS settings. The first report considers different uses of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and personal outcomes data at different levels of decision making, while the second examines the application of the Talking Points Outcomes Framework for the express purpose of evaluation.
- We’ve Got to Talk About Outcomes: Reconciling Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Personal Outcomes (PDF: 639kb)
- We’ve Got to Talk About Outcomes: Evaluation Limitations, Principles and Practicalities (PDF: 389kb)
Using Talking Points Data: 2012
We held a data retreat at the University of Edinburgh during March 2012. This involved diverse national and local organisations and the event resulted in a move forward in shared understanding about the priorities
- Data Retreat Report April 2012 (MS Word: 91kb)
Challenges and Strategies in Measuring Personal Outcomes: 2012
This guide, produced with IRISS, identifies some of the key challenges in measuring outcomes and emerging responses to these. There is also an animated storyboard which summarises the guide.
Using Talking Points Data: 2010
During Summer 2010 we worked with partnerships and providers to identify how Talking Points data is being used in practice. This update report highlights some key examples:
- Talking Points Update: June 2010 [PDF: 151kb]
Managing Qualitative Outcomes Data: 2008
In 2008 we produced an earlier guide on managing qualitative data generated from personal outcomes focussed practice
- Qualitative Guidance [PDF: 146kb]