Associate Medical Director, Research & Development and this is only done following approval from a Research Ethics Committee and the Health Board Research Risk Review Committee. Every patient should have the opportunity to take part in research, as both patients and the NHS as a whole benefit from cutting edge treatments, technologies and processes (NHS England, 2017). A goal of the researcher according to Pellecchia (1999) should be “to disseminate the findings, thereby adding new knowledge to the field”. Keywords Research dissemination, Evidence based practice, Action research. Nursing Times; 103: 1, 32-33. Where staff are doing small-scale project work, academic support to promote publication in professional journals, and the preparation of seminars and presentations for local delivery, can be very helpful. Pellecchia LG (1999) Dissemination of research findings: Conference presentations and journal publications. By NT Contributor, There are challenges in sharing research findings within the NHS. Effective dissemination is simply about getting the findings of your research to the people who can make use of them, to maximise the benefit of the research without delay. Business models, particularly those stemming from organisational development theorists, may be helpful, as well as the behavioural models of change stemming from health psychology. Freemantle N, Watt I (1994) Dissemination: implementing the findings of research Health Libraries Review; 11: 2, 133-137. studies involving As your research ideas develop into a workable study, a written protocol will help to formalise your ideas and gain feedback from others through peer review. This definition introduces the notion of targeting specific groups with information that may be relevant, but also highlights the necessity of such groups being able to make use of the information once received. Our guidance continues to be recommended as a source of good practice by agencies The results of research should be reported, whether through publication in peer reviewed journals or other means of dissemination. There is a range of opportunities from joint academic posts between universities and NHS organisations that could impact positively on the sharing and dissemination of research and innovation. This requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex statistical methods. Hunt J (1984) Research: Why don’t we use these findings? High quality research, making use of both qualitative and quantitative methods, into the effects and impact of interventions must be undertaken; The NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, a joint collaboration between the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the University of York. It is important for local trusts to carry out research which is contextually relevant, rather than having to rely solely on national findings which may be difficult to apply in practice. The new blended learning nursing degree at the University of Huddersfield offers…, Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our, EMAP Publishing Limited Company number 7880758 (England & Wales) Registered address: 7th Floor, Vantage London, Great West Road, Brentford, United Kingdom, TW8 9AG, We use cookies to personalize and improve your experience on our site. These are outlined in box 1. The research protocol forms an essential part of a research project. Different professional groups across the NHS receive different levels of research education during their training. There is a role for academics holding joint posts in clinical settings to dismantle some of the challenges to effective dissemination across NHS organisations. ity of the research process, better dissemination including greater accessibility and increased acceptance of the review results. Foster S, et al (2009) Rolling out productive ward foundation modules across a hospital trust. Health Education Journal; 62: 1, 5-22. To produce actionable messages and good practice recommendations to disseminate proactively to service users, NHS staff, DH policy makers, NICE and academic audiences to improve the selection, application and usefulness of quality indicator schemes for community nursing. Whitehead D, et al (2003) Action research in health promotion. This record consists of some basic information about the research (e.g. Dissemination needs to be considered at the earliest stage of research project planning with strong links between departments or organisations to support implementation. Research projects may be undertaken in order to attract funding to an organisation, to support the funding of research posts, or to promote areas of specialty. For information on action research see Lewin (1946) and action research projects see Endacott et al (2010); Whitehead et al (2003); and Corlett (2000). The Cochrane group have outlined a range of intervention strategies to support the dissemination and implementation of clinical guidelines to clinicians. Background: Working within a modern National Health Service in the United Kingdom, the place for research and its dissemination is increasingly important. It is common practice for written summaries of research findings, or final reports, to be circulated to participating research and development departments of NHS organisations, but there is not always the opportunity for researchers to re-enter the organisation to support the interpretation of findings, or to explore opportunities for dissemination and implementation where appropriate. Effective dissemination is simply about getting the findings of your research to the people who can make use of them, to maximise the benefit of the research without delay. Such an approach could support practitioners to become research aware and provide opportunities for staff to experience project work. Nursing Times; 105: 30, 28-30. apply to early phase clinical trials in healthy volunteers. There are also personal development opportunities that attract people to research, including educational attainment or the advancement of careers. this independent report by the niHr Dissemination Centre presents a synthesis of niHr and other research. Journal of Social Issues; 2: 34-46. Moreover, the expectations and guidance provided to researchers vary from one agency to another. If service users and carers are to be supported, and encouraged, to exercise choice about their care, they need good quality, timely information which is contextually relevant and appropriate to their situation. For these reasons, clinicians may experience a lack of incentive to engage with research, leading to a lack of experience and confidence when opportunities arise. In 1996, the NHS Research and Development programme introduced two mechanisms to promote the dissemination of research to clinicians: The Cochrane group have outlined a range of intervention strategies to support the dissemination and implementation of clinical guidelines to clinicians. However, we are less clear on how research evidence makes its way into practice. Project work that is informed by teams which include academic and practitioner members is more likely to be shared and disseminated successfully across academic and NHS organisations. guidance to participants that have already completed studies. NurseEducation in Practice; 8: 267- 275. Furthermore, the adoption of action research, or consensus-building approaches, to project work, underpinned by academic knowledge and theory, could reinforce the likelihood of findings being implemented, and recommendations from project work being relevant to local teams. Rycroft-Malone and Bucknall (2010) outline and critique several models and frameworks designed to facilitate getting evidence into practice, a key factor in successful sharing and dissemination of research findings. The DARS team have worked with the Research Advisory Group to tailor their advice to particular user groups. The clinical workload of many practitioners can mean that research and development activities are marginalised. They can help support change and provide support for clinicians to interpret findings and consider how to implement any changes to practice. The NHS Research and Planning Fund provides support to not-for-profit organizations, registered charities, and Indigenous governments and Indigenous organizations undertaking housing research. John Wiley: London. Journal of Clinical Nursing; 18: 8, 1085-1095. These research assistants may have been the ‘face’ of the research project, and would be helpful to clinicians interpreting findings, and applying results to the context of their own services. We publish details of all research reviewed by the Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in the UK as a research summary record. Plans for disseminating the findings of this research Publication in academic journals is a key activity for academic researchers in disseminating their work. This requirement does not apply to Phase 1 studies. applies to the study types (as referenced above) from 1 April 2015. 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