Early review of prototype CEPNs
In Autumn 2013 we commissioned the evidence centre to undertake an early review of the prototype CEPNs.
The review looked at the activities and progress of the prototype CEPNs in their first four months and what they believed to be the benefits and challenges with this approach. The aim was not to evaluate the CEPNs, but rather the focus was on collecting preliminary information to help Health Education England in south London consider whether the pilots could be continued and expanded in 2014. The external review comprised examination of 30+ programme documents and discussions with 29 stakeholders, 18 of whom were involved in CEPN implementation and 11 of whom were representatives of broader stakeholders such as higher educational institutions or local GPs.