The point of applied research is to put the findings into practice, but that is surprisingly difficult to accomplish. Our implementation strategy uses down-to-earth but effective techniques to help achieve this. The ARC Implementation Leads, Andrée le May and John Gabbay, help the ARC bring together academics and people working in/using the local health and social care system who could make use of potentially useful research findings.  The emphasis is on facilitating open and robust relationships between all the interested parties, supporting them to fully explore the pros and cons of implementing the research in that particular practical and organisational context. This enables everyone to agree an implementation plan that they themselves can evaluate and adjust to ensure successful uptake.

  • IMP01: Ensuring planned and evaluated piloting of the implementation of the MyPlan scheme in Stevenage 
  • IMP02: Establishing Positive Behaviour Support as the basis for services in Peterborough for children and young people with challenging behaviours 
  • IMP 03: Implementing an evidence-based educational programme to improve the assessment and management of care for frail older people in Cambridge and Peterborough
  • IMP 04: Implementing evidence-based cross-sectoral co-ordinated services that reduce waiting times for young people with mental health problems in Cambridge and Peterborough