The fieldwork considered:
- What are the views of those working in the field on the relevance and usefulness of these draft recommendations to their current work or practice?
- What impact might the draft recommendations have on current policy, service provision or practice?
- What factors (e.g. time available, training) could impact – positively or negatively – on the implementation and delivery of the guidance?
- Do practitioners know of any evidence, either from their own experience and practice or elsewhere, not currently taken into account by the draft recommendations?
The guidance covered road engineering options, such as signage.
The fieldwork comprised:
- Six half-day workshops with practitioners including community and charitable organisations, local transport planning departments, Directors of Public Health and NHS, government representatives. In each case we presented the draft guidance and then took delegates through a series of key questions. Facilitation methods included simple round table discussions against key questions, idea cafes and rating exercises.
- Seven focus groups with transport planning departments in local authorities and within the private sector, including Chartered Civil Engineers; Members of the social inclusion team; Road Safety Engineers; Transport Planners and Road Safety Managers.
- A systematic content analysis of summaries to identify and summarise key themes of feedback. The report provided a synthesis of feedback from all parts of the fieldwork. The summaries of the workshops were provided in the appendices; along with the focus group write ups. All summaries were sent to delegates to be verified. The summaries were published, as appendices, to ensure the review was transparent.
The work was presented to the Public Health Interventions Advisory Group and used to finalise the guidance.
You can view the report here.