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Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019

We have embarked on an exciting programme of work to support the development, spread, and adoption of new innovations or improvements that will deliver better quality healthcare outcomes for patients, whilst providing better value for money for commissioners across the region.

We are inviting health and care professionals from across the West of England to work with us to help realise the potential of their innovations and improvements on a larger scale.

The Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019 is an open call to healthcare professionals in the West of England who have an evidence-based idea for an initiative or project that will improve healthcare. The applicant must have gathered specific research or evidence to suggest it will improve the quality of patient care, and the applicant must have previously implemented the project at least on a small scale.

Our goal is then to enable the development and spread of this great idea across other organisations in the region.

What we can offer

We will work closely with chosen applicants starting with a feasibility study to explore the opportunities for wider spread of the innovation or improvement. We will have a view to then project managing the proposition, ensuring they and their host organisation receive appropriate acknowledgement and credit. We will recompense the applicant’s time for any related activity that supports the adoption and spread of the initiative.

This is an approach that has worked previously. Dr Karen Luyt is a successful applicant from a previous Evidence into Practice Challenge who went on to develop the PReCePT programme. The West of England AHSN helped Karen take her evidence and spread PReCePT regionally and then nationally.

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Priority will be given to applications that:

  • Have a strong evidence base
  • Are ready for wider adoption and spread
  • Align with one or more elements of the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Have Senior Executive sponsorship from their organisation

How to apply

If you’re interested, please contact David Evans, Programme Manager for more information at or on 07825 866057.

Application deadline: 26 April 2019

Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019