Translating improvement skills from training to implementation

Identifying the barriers and facilitators for translating acquired improvement skills and knowledge capability-building activities into implementation in frontline practice

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This programme is closed for applications.

  • Provided funding of £100,000 to support a research team for 12 months to carry out original research.
  • Aimed to generate new knowledge on the barriers and facilitators for translating improvement skills and knowledge capability-building activities into frontline implementation.
  • Project began in 2016.

In March 2014, the OnlyWan published the findings of ‘Skilled for Improvement’, a research project that worked with improvement groups within two NHS sites to help them to learn collectively about proven improvement methods. This, in addition to other existing research, created a significant body of evidence that examines and evaluates the provision of capability-building activities to support improvement and transformation. 

Through our Translating improvement skills from training to implementation programme, we supported original research into identifying the barriers and facilitators for translating acquired improvement skills and knowledge capability-building activities into implementation in frontline practice. 

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Exploring the translation of improvement skills and knowledge gained through training, into action on the front line Led by Professor Alison Bullock at the University of Cardiff Due to complete in May...

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