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Exploring the Role of Boundary Objects Within CLAHRCs

Exploring the role of boundary objects in the National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC)

Portfolio Eligibility
Automatically eligible
UKCRN ID 12302
Research Summary
In healthcare, bridging the research-to-practice gap to has become a top priority. The National Institute for Health Research has established nine Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC), NHS-university partnerships seeking to address this gap by accelerating the uptake of research into practice, a process known as implementation. Compelling evidence suggests that collaboration is a key factor in implementation. Implementation through CLAHRCs involves both communication and collaboration across various boundaries, such as those between research and practice communities. This study focuses on boundary objects the things and ideas individuals and groups use to bridge these boundaries and work together to undertake implementation in CLAHRCs. We will pay particular attention to the collaborative element of CLAHRCs to look at how different people and groups across the partnership work together during implementation.
Study Type Observational
Design Type Qualitative
Disease(s) All Health services and delivery research
Phase N/A
Current Status Closed - follow-up complete
Closure Date 2/28/2013
Global Sample Size 25
Global Recruitment to Date
Geographical Scope UK Multi-Centre
Lead Country England
Main Inclusion Criteria
NHS England employees who are involved in a boundary spanning role within the CLAHRCs.
Main Exclusion Criteria
NHS England employees involved in a boundary spanning role who do not wish to take part having read the participant information sheet or who decide to withdraw form the study at a later stage.

Anyone unable to give informed consent.
Chief Investigator(s)
Prof Joanne Rycroft-Malone
Further details, please contact
Prof Joanne Rycroft-Malone

Bangor University

School Of Nursing & Midwifery Studies Fron Heulog
Ffriddoedd Road
LL57 2EF

Tel: 01248 383119
Funder(s) NIHR Health Technology Assessment
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