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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research|
|Early online date||1 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2017|
Lucock, M., Barkham, M., Donohoe, G., Kellett, S., McMillan, D., Mullaney, S., Sainty, A., Saxon, D., Thwaites, R., & Delgadillo, J. (2017). The Role of Practice Research Networks (PRN) in the Development and Implementation of Evidence: The Northern Improving Access to Psychological Therapies PRN Case Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 44(6), 919-931. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-017-0810-5