Introduction

Closing date for applications: TBC

Is there an aspect of the care you provide to patients that could be improved through implementing evidence more effectively in practice? 

If so, you may be interested in applying for funding to undertake a Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) project. 

Key Facts

·      Funding to support the implementation of research evidence into practice

·      Patient care focused

·      Sheffield Teaching Hospital focused

·      Build capacity of existing staff to deliver evidence-based care

·      The project should lead to a sustainable change in practice that does not require recurrent additional resources beyond the completion of the project.

 Key Dates

·      closing date for applications TBC

·      Decision on funding expected TBC

·      Projects expected to start in TBC

GRiP projects will form part of the Translating Knowledge into Action theme of NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber’s work to promote the uptake of evidence into practice. Funding from the Sheffield Hospitals Charity will enable CLAHRC YH to support up to three GRiP projects each year in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH). 

Successful projects will focus on innovative initiatives that seek to achieve a demonstrable improvement in patient outcomes, patient experience, and/or patient safety through implementing evidence into practice. 

The ‘evidence’ to be implemented should be derived from research (for example published research findings or research based guidance or tools) but may also include local evidence from consultations with patients/patient groups and health care professionals or arising from audit. 

The focus of GRIP projects is on implementing evidence into practice and not on service improvement, new roles or clinical audit for which other support is available within the Trust.

The types of project might be funded?
  • Have you have completed the STH Evidence Based Practice course and would like to implement the evidence you have identified to change practice?
  • Have you completed / been involved in a research study and would like to implement the research findings to improve practice? 
  • Have you read some research evidence that could improve an aspect of practice and would like to implement it?
If so then GriP might be for you 

A maximum of £12,000 is available to support each project. Funding can be used to release staff to undertake the project and to provide the necessary resources needed to take the work forward.

Funding cannot not be used to support conference attendance, as other sources of funding are available within the Trust for this purpose.

Examples of previously funded projects:

“A pilot project to coproduce a tool to optimise attendance at hepatitis C (Hep C) clinics: Translation of evidence into practice”
This project took evidence derived from a Professional Doctorate project undertaken by the project lead, and combined it with the lived experience of people delivering Hep C Services and service users to co-produce a range of proposals that might improve attendance at Hep C clinics.  The project used a creative design led approach to surface and combine experience of staff and service users into proposals for improvement. The project is led by Ray Poll nurse consultant and involves a member of the CLAHRC Translating Knowledge to Action theme.

“Intelligent Guardianship: taking the drama out of obstetric theatre”
This project took evidence from Intelligent guardianship, a conceptual model describing staff behaviours that enable women to form an enduring positive experience of emergency caesarean birth and proposed to use a innovative approach of using actors to model and demonstrate positive examples of care in education sessions for staff in Theatres at the Jessop’s Hospital for Women, Sheffield. The project involves a team of midwives and is led by Helen Baston and Alison Brodrick, midwifery consultants.