Fieldwork on reducing the differences in the uptake of immunisations…
…(including targeted vaccines) in children and young people aged under 19 years (2008-2009)
This fieldwork aimed to examine the relevance, utility and implementability of the draft recommendations with commissioners and practitioners.
Findings from the fieldwork were an important source of evidence on the feasibility of implementation of the draft recommendations, and the conditions required for its uptake and delivery.
The fieldwork explored:
The views of commissioners, managers or practitioners on the relevance and usefulness of the draft recommendations to their current work or practice;
The impact the recommendations might have on current policy, service provision or practice;
What factors (e.g. service configuration, training) could impact – positively or negatively – on the implementation and delivery of the draft recommendations; and
How well the recommendations match with practitioners’ experience.
The fieldwork was carried out regionally with support from intermediary organisations to ensure the correct stakeholders were being consulted with. The workshops were held in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton. The findings from the workshops were supported with 30 telephone interviews with those stakeholders, such as GPs, that were less likely to attend workshops.