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Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019

Posted on 13th March

    Applications for The Evidence into Practise Challenge are now closed


    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 want to give local innovators and improvers an opportunity to work with us so that we can share their initiative with other organisations.

    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 with the chosen applicant to undertake a feasibility study to explore the opportunity for wider spread of the initiative. 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.

    Priority will be given to applications that:

    • have a strong evidence base or are backed by specific research
    • are ready for wider spread and adoption in other NHS organisations
    • address a key element from 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.

    Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019

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