Research theme: Innovation and implementation science

Person using health app on phone

Our innovation and implementation science research aims to evaluate new models of care, digital technologies and approaches to improving health system performance. We want to improve implementation in diverse settings, provide frameworks and tools for practitioners and reduce the delay between innovation and putting it into everyday practice. This work will support research across all of our themes. 

Through this theme the ARC North Thames aims to make a major contribution to understanding, planning and evaluating implementation processes through which evidence and innovations are translated into practice. We will build mutual
understanding between providers, users and researchers, and develop methodological and explanatory models that are framed around real-world conditions.

Our team and approach will apply usable knowledge about the dynamics
of adoption, implementation and sustainability to a range of different contexts. We have assembled a community of practice who possess internationally acknowledged methodological, conceptual and clinical expertise. and who can rise to the challenges of socio-technical transformation and system restructuring in health and care over the next five years.


Discover some of our innovation and implementation science projects:

Accelerating the implementation of innovations in NHS organisations

Impacts of digital technologies on health and social care services

Discussion of mental health concerns in GP consultations

Novel therapeutics in hearing loss

The London Evaluation Cell: Uniting clinical and academic leaders across London to evaluate changes in care

Evaluation of supported self-management smartphone app for psychosis

The CONNECT Project: investigating patient preferences for virtual consultations in orthopaedic rehabilitation

Living With Covid Recovery: Digitally-enabled rehabilitation for people with Long Covid 

STIMULATE-ICP: Understanding long COVID to improve diagnosis, treatment and care

See all Research Themes

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