Contract Opportunity: Liverpool Advice on Prescription Project Evaluation

Citizens Advice South Liverpool is looking for an individual or organisation to undertake a short evaluation of the Liverpool Advice on Prescription Programme.

The purpose will be to evaluate the key themes from surgeries that refer a high level of patients and those who do not. The outcome/findings will direct the the Advice on Prescription Programme management and steering group in future planning.

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) commissioned a comprehensive social prescribing service to provide practical advice and support interventions through primary and mental health care.  In practice, this looks like a Liverpool-wide benefits and debt management service – the Advice on Prescription Programme – which is embedded in primary care, and operates as part of a range of mental health supports available in the community.

The aim of the Advice on Prescription Programme is to increase community resilience by supporting individuals vulnerable to mental ill-health in developing practical solutions in the face of hardship and deprivation.

The evaluation will focus on the health professional side of the service, including:

  • Do GPs and health professionals think that they spend less time on social welfare issues?
  • Is there improved identification by primary care staff of those at risk of poverty and social exclusion?
  • Is there increased confidence in primary care staff in identifying and supporting patients with economic and social needs?

The evaluation will be used to develop and improve service design and delivery.

The work is to undertaken between April and June 2017, with first draft available by Saturday 10 June 2017.

The budget is £10,000-12,500, to be agreed with action plan details. Citizens Advice is not VAT registered.

If you are interested, provide a CV or statement (of no more than 4 sides of A4) and send/email your CV/Statement to:

Caryn Matthews/Debbie Nolan
Garston Community House
2 Speke Road
L19 2PA

Email: caryn.matthews@southliverpoolcab.org.uk

Deadline: Monday 1 April 2017, 12noon

The successful applicant will be informed by Wednesday 5 April 2017

For more information, contact Caryn Matthews or Debbie Nolan on 0151 427 5304.

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