Evaluating our impact

Monitoring and assessing the change we are driving across key local health challenges

We know that not all ideas will work. However, we’re prepared to take risks that enable us to test and learn.

Assessing our impact

By evaluating what we do, we can understand what does and doesn’t work, and use the insight to adjust, improve and share with others.  

Our mission is to tackle major health challenges facing people living in urban, diverse and deprived areas such as Lambeth and Southwark. As we create programmes of work and support initiatives that aim to achieve this, we assess what does and doesn’t work. 

We want to learn from each idea we back, big or small, to understand what difference it is making, how, for whom and in what circumstances

We then use the lessons we learn to develop our working practices, and to steer us in the right direction of other initiatives that may also impact positively on the health of the people in our communities. The more we learn, the better change we can achieve. 

For over 500 years we’ve been based in Lambeth and Southwark, working to improve health in our area and supporting the local healthcare system to transform. Find out more about our previous work and the change we’ve helped create in our annual reports.

Areas of focus

Over the next few years we are focusing on reducing childhood obesity and improving health and care for people with multiple long-term conditions. We will assess to what extent we achieve change in these areas, and influence this health agenda.

As the charity for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, we also aim to help achieve exceptional care by supporting a world-class environment for patients and staff. We review our support regularly to ensure that it is hitting the ambitious goals we set ourselves.

Sharing our learning

We’re passionate about sharing what we learn with others facing similar challenges, within Lambeth and Southwark and beyond.

We identify replicable lessons that strengthen the evidence base on the challenges facing urban, diverse and deprived areas, and the solutions to the health problems of people living in these areas.

Ultimately, we hope that the lessons we learn will inform national policy and contribute to improving health in other localities, and attract resources and innovators to Lambeth and Southwark

A roadmap to achieving the change we want to see 

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