Table 1

Stages of analysis

1Subdivide data into case studies:
  1. Primary case study: WELC integrated care programme

  2. Embedded case A: WELC PMO

  3. Embedded case B: Waltham Forest

  4. Embedded case C: Newham

  5. Embedded case D: Tower Hamlets

2Categorise data into major comparison groups:
  1. Programme objectives (conceptual and practical)

  2. Programme implementation and delivery

3Initial thematic coding of implementation and delivery data based on areas of focus agreed with stakeholders prior to each phase of interviews
4Mark social actors, social actions and levels of context in programme objectives
5Categorise social actors and social actions in programme objectives using van Leeuwen's categories61
6Apply ‘four levels of context’41 to programme objectives
7Mark social actors, social actions and levels of context, in initially coded implementation and delivery data
8Categorise social actors and social actions in implementation and delivery data using van Leeuwen's categories61
9Apply ‘four levels of context’41 to implementation and delivery data
10Compare analyses across:
  1. Programme objectives and programme implementation and delivery

  2. Newham/Tower Hamlets/Waltham Forest

  3. PMO and Newham/Tower Hamlets/Waltham Forest

  4. Health and social care

  5. Commissioners and providers (strategy and delivery)

  6. Time

  • PMO, Programme Management Office; WELC, Waltham Forest and East London Collaborative.