The Role of Practice Research Networks (PRN) in the Development and Implementation of Evidence: The Northern Improving Access to Psychological Therapies PRN Case Study

Michael Lucock, Michael Barkham, Gillian Donohoe, Stephen Kellett, Dean McMillan, Sarah Mullaney, Andrew Sainty, David Saxon, Richard Thwaites, Jaime Delgadillo

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Abstract

Practice research networks (PRNs) can support the implementation of evidence based practice in routine services and generate practice based evidence. This paper describes the structure, processes and learning from a new PRN in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in England, in relation to an implementation framework and using one study as a case example. Challenges related to: ethics and governance processes; communications with multiple stakeholders; competing time pressures and linking outcome data. Enablers included: early tangible outputs and impact; a collaborative approach; engaging with local research leads; clarity of processes; effective dissemination; and committed leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-931
Number of pages13
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume44
Issue number6
Early online date1 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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