Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in implementation
"Implementation needs everyone around the table - Health Care Practitioners, Patients, Academics and Managers."
- Krysia Dziedzic, IAU Director
The Impact Accelerator Unit (IAU) aims to support and work with a range of stakeholders to support the uptake of evidence-based practice. One of the fundamental principles of successful implementation is utilising networks and connections to create the right ‘community of practice’ that will work together to develop the most appropriate implementation strategies according to that context. We aim to make it ‘easier to do the right thing’!
With a team of clinicians, academics, manager and patients the IAU has an extensive list of stakeholders. These include:
- Patients and the public
- NHS Organisations - commissioners and care providers locally, regionally and nationally (e.g. NHS England, NHS Improvement)
- Health care practitioners and managers (and their national professional societies)
- Versus Arthritis
- National Institute for Health Research
- NIHR Clinical Research Networks
- Academic Health Science Networks
- Primary Care Consortium
- Private healthcare providers
- Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
- National and international researchers
- Public Health England
- World Health Organisation
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
- Policy Makers (e.g. Department of Health, NHSE, PHE)
- Educators and students
- Health Foundation
- Q Community
- CLAHRC/ARC (Applied Research Collaborations)
The LINK Working Party was established in early 2016 to enable and support meaningful Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in the IAU, supporting the implementation of research evidence into real-life healthcare practice.
Our LINK members have made invaluable contributions in the implementation of our research over the last 3 years, building up a strong portfolio which has helped us ensure that there is a strong patient voice throughout the whole research and implementation cycle.