CRD KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION SERVICE
Through our work for the NIHR CLAHRC for Leeds, York and Bradford we have been developing a bespoke knowledge translation service aimed at NHS commissioners and senior managers in provider Trusts. This has involved building relationships and working closely with a range of partners, helping them translate existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence to inform the real decisions they face.The service was initially aimed at commissioners of healthcare services but is now also being utilised to support decisions relating to service delivery and organisation in acute and community mental health care settings.
How the service works
We investigate real-life issues brought to us by NHS decision makers. On receiving a request we will arrange to come and see you to clarify the issue. Once this is done we produce a tailored evidence briefing to a timescale that suits.
Briefings are based on synthesised and quality assessed evidence. We draw mainly on systematic reviews but other sources of evidence (e.g. single clinical trials and economic evaluations) and local data are used as appropriate.
Each briefing highlights the quality and the strength of the available evidence and assesses the cost effectiveness, local applicability and any implications relating to local service delivery, budgets, implementation and equity.
Details of briefings produced to date are listed below:
Further informationFor further information on the service or to discuss your needs with one of the team, please contact Paul Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Duncan Chambers (email@example.com).
Further detailsNIHR CLAHRC for Leeds, York and Bradford
Chambers D, Grant R, Warren E, Pearson S-A, Wilson P. Use of evidence from systematic reviews to inform commissioning decisions: a case study. Evid Policy 2012; 8(2):141-8
Chambers D, Wilson P. A framework for production of systematic review based briefings to support evidence-informed decision-making. Syst Rev 2012; 1:32
Chambers D, Wilson P, Thompson C, Hanbury A, Farley K, Light K. Maximizing the impact of systematic reviews in health care decision making: a systematic scoping review of knowledge-translation resources. Milbank Quarterly 2011; 89(1): 131-156
Chambers D, Grant R, Warren E, Pearson S-A, Wilson P. Use of systematic review evidence to inform local decision-making in the National Health Service: a case study of eating disorders In: Abstracts of the Joint Cochrane and Campbell Colloquium. October 18-22, 2010 Keystone, Colorado: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Supplement 2010: Art No.: CD000002; 2010.
Chambers D, Warren E, Gwozdziewicz M, Farrar K, Wilson P. Reconfiguration of services for young people with eating disorders in Bradford and Airedale: a case study of evidence-informed decision-making. [Poster] Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium - Delivering better health services, Manchester 19-20 June 2012Chambers D, Wilson P. Development of a methodological framework for systematic review-based evidence briefings. [Poster]
This service is conducted as part of the TRiP-LaB project funded by the NIHR as part of the NIHR CLAHRC for Leeds, York and Bradford. For non CLAHRC NHS partner trusts, the service is conducted as part of CRD Core work programme, funded by the NIHR.
Page last updated: 09 January 2013