The team at iPiP Health has experience in the development and implementation of sector led improvement self and peer assessment tools.
Action for Smoking in Health (ASH) and Public Health England (PHE) identified such tools as an essential element to supporting local authorities and their partners in the local delivery of effective tobacco control and alcohol harm reduction. iPiP team members were included in the early development of the CLeaR tobacco control self and peer assessment tool. They have continued involvement in the ongoing development along with undertaking training to support local implementation and leading many peer assessments on behalf of PHE.
Three members of the team have also been involved in the testing for the alcohol harm reduction self and peer assessment tool and led the peer assessment for alcohol harm reduction.
Along with the Institute of Health Visiting, we were commissioned by ADPH (London) to develop a sector led improvement tool to support the review of local authority responsibilities for the commissioning of health visiting and school nursing services. This has now been applied in over 24 London Boroughs and is being utilised by other local authorities.
This work has given the team an excellent insight and understanding of how and why this approach works for local authorities and their partners. Also, our experience is that these tools have been made stronger and been better utilised because of the involvement of those working at a national and local level in their design.