Closing date for applications 2017: 8th of September

Is there an aspect of the care you provide to patients or clients 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
  • Build capacity of existing staff to deliver change
  • Projects that draw on co-production and more creative methods to deliver change will be favourably recieved
  • The project should demonstrate a path to a sustainable change in practice that does not require recurrent additional resources beyond the completion of the project.
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospital focused (1 project)
  • NIHR CLAHRC YH Partner sites (2 projects)

Applicants are encouraged to contact the theme manager as soon as possible to discuss applications

 Key Dates:

  • Closing date for applications 8th of September
  • Interviews 14th/15th of September (TBC)
  • Decision on funding expected 18th September
  • Projects expected to start in October 2017
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 and NIHR CLAHRC YH Match Funding will enable CLAHRC YH to support up to three GRiP projects this year in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH) and the wider NIHR CLAHRC YH Network.. 

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 new roles or clinical audit for which other support is available within most Trusts.

The types of project might be funded?
  • Have you have completed a Masters or post registration 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 £11,000 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.

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.