The British Red Cross (BRC) is a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. In the UK, BRC helps people to withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.

BRC wanted to be able to measure the confidence and willingness of first aid trainees in a medical emergency pre and post training. The charity had already collected data from around 100,000 participants over the last 4-5 years, which they use to measure the change before and after each participant undergoes training.

BRC approached Pro Bono Economics (PBE) as they wanted to get their methodology sense checked by an external body with statistical expertise to help them identify if there are other things they could be doing with their data to help them make further improvements to the programme.

James Rothman was matched with BRC and made suggestions on BRC’s methodology so that the charity could more effectively analyse its first aid training programme. One of James’ suggestions was for BRC to adjust their indicators for success to account for the increased possibility that their first aid training programme can and does save lives, on top of increasing the confidence of first aid trainees to do this.

Our thanks to James for his time and hard work on advising BRC on an important programme within their work.

12th October 2016