This evaluation, by Gemma Howorth addresses two key areas concerning the Enhance programme: Service User Demographics, Supporting the Wider Health and Care System in Leeds. The Year 2 Evaluation of Enhance by Leeds Health and Care Evaluation Service shows its impact. Key points that might be useful for meetings are:

  • most of the people seen lived in IMD1 (41%).
  • majority were in the frailty cohort (58%).
  • 29% probability that Enhance cohort would attend A&E less.
  • probability that an individual would be readmitted to hospital reduced by 35% following support from Enhance.
  • the number of bed days used by the Enhance cohort reduced following support.

Extracts from the evaluation:

  • Overall, these results suggest that Enhance may be supporting service users to reduce their A&E attendance following support from their service.
  • Enhance may be supporting service users to stay out of hospital.
  • Through the support Enhance provides, service users may be healthier when they are admitted to hospital. Service users may also feel more supported to leave hospital sooner.

Visit Leeds Older People’s Forum website to download the report