ECLIPS: Evaluating CLAHRCs Impacts and Process
Funder: National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery & Organisation Programme
Start date: January 2010. End date: July 2014.
PI: Jo Rycroft-Malone ( Bangor )
Collaborators: Ariss S, Burton C, Dopson S, Graham I, Harvey G, Martin G, McCormack B, Staniszewska s, Thompson C, Wilkinson J, Andrews G.
Description: This aim of this study is to determine the impact of CLAHRCs in relation to one of their key functions: 'implementing the findings from research in clinical practice' and thereby make a significant contribution to the evidence base about research implementation. The overarching evaluation question is implementation research through CLAHRCs - What works, for whom, why and in what circumstances? This will be addressed through objectives about implementation processes, mechanisms and impact, communities of practice and sustained interactions, contextual influences, and boundary objects. An integral part of the study will be the exploration of user involvement in the implementation of research within CLAHRCs.
Progress: The study has completed and the study report has been submitted. Warwick is leading on the user involvement strand, focusing on assessing the impact of user involvement in CLARCHs. Papers are in preparation.
Rycroft-Malone, J., Wilkinson, J., Burton, CR., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Graham, I. and Staniszewska, S. (2013) Collaborative action around implementation in Collaborations for leadership in Applied Health Research and care: towards a programme theory. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 18(Suppl. 3):13-26
Rycroft-Malone J, Wilkinson JE, , Burton CR, Andrews G, Ariss S, Baker R, Dopson S,Graham I, Harvey G, Martin G, McCormack B Staniszewska S Thompson C (2011). Implementing health research through academic and clinical partnerships: a realistic evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC). Implementation Science 2011, 6:74 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-6-74
Rycroft-Malone J, Wilkinson JE, , Burton CR, Andrews G, Ariss S, Baker R, Dopson S,Graham I, Harvey G, Martin G, McCormack B Staniszewska S Thompson C. Collective action for implementation. (Paper in preparation)
Rycroft-Malone J, Burton C, Wilkinson J, Harvey G, McCormack B, Baker R, Dopson S, Graham I,
Staniszewska S, Thompson C, Ariss S, Melville-Richards L, Williams L (2015). Evaluating CLAHRCs Impacts and Process (National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). Main Project Report, in review with NIHR library.