Economics and Evaluation: Economic Evaluations of Service Change and Transformation Programmes (HE-2)

Date: 3rd November 2022, 13pm 

Economics and Evaluation: Economic Evaluations of Service Change and Transformation Programmes

3rd November 2022, 13pm 

In this virtual session Lisa Cummins, lead health economist at the Health Economics Unit, will lead attendees through a two-hour interactive session. 

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will leave with: 

  • A framework for planning economic evaluations of interventions implemented at organisation or system level 
  • An understanding of the challenges and limitations of carrying out economic evaluations at organisational or system level 
  • Information about different techniques for identifying causality 


You don’t need to have attended previous training sessions to understand this one

Participants will need to have attended Session 1, Health Economics Foundations (25th October 2022).  

Look out for our other HE training sessions in the coming weeks.


Knowledge of economics and evaluation in health care beneficial, but not essential 


A framework for carrying out economic evaluations 

  • Identifying purpose of evaluation and setting clear objectives 
  • Understanding how the service or change achieves expected outcomes 
  • Measuring outcomes and understanding evidence 
  • Techniques and methods for identifying causality  

Challenges and limitations of carrying out economic evaluations 

  • Limitations of applying methods in economic evaluation to service change and transformation programmes 


  • Discussion 
  • Conclusions 
Lisa Cummins

Lisa Cummins Lisa is an expert in providing high-quality, efficient and innovative health economics models and evaluations. She is passionate about healthcare and the NHS, and takes great pride in enabling health system and industry leaders to make the best decisions to improve care for local communities. 

Lisa has worked as a senior analyst in NHS commissioning, generating evidence from integrated, real-world datasets to inform complex health decisions and create positive change across health systems. 

Lisa also has experience of evaluating digital health technologies, implementing workforce policy projects and leading analysis and reporting of clinical audit programmes. 


  • Hinde, S., Howdon, D., Lomas, J. et al. (2022). Health inequalities: to what extent are decision-makers and economic evaluations on the same page? An English case study. Appl Health Econ Health Policy (online ahead of print).  
  • Meacock, R. (2019). Methods for the economic evaluation of changes to the organization and delivery of health services: principal challenges and recommendations. Health Econ Policy Law. 14(1), 119–134.  
  • Sutton, M., Garfield-Birkbeck, S., Martin, G. et al. (2018). Economic analysis of service and delivery interventions in health care. Health Services and Delivery Research. 6(5).  



Participants will need to have attended Session 1, Health Economics Foundations (25th October 2022). 

This course is free and available to all those working in the Midlands Public Health and Social Care sector , e.g. NHS, Public Health, Local Authority, ICBs

2 hours

Online – delivered via Teams

Date: 3rd November 2022, 13pm 

Registration now closed.

Please see further Health Economics sessions from the Health Economics Unit – available to book now!

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell