Promoting change through research and evidence-informed practice: a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between a university and a local authority

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Abstract:

This article reports on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between a local authority and a university, the aim of which is to encourage a culture of evidence-informed practice and continual improvement across the local authority's Family Services Directorate as part of its performance management framework and to ensure that the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care (DH, 2001) is fully implemented. The article describes the successful completion of some of the key stages of the project, including developing and implementing an improvement strategy aimed at increasing levels of engagement with research and evidence-informed approaches to practice.

Keywords: EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE; KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER; RESEARCH; RESEARCH GOVERNANCE

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426408X366685

Publication date: November 1, 2008

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