The Health Foundation has selected eight research project teams to take part in its new £300,000 Evidence into Practice programme.

Evidence into Practice aims to support improvement research to make a difference in practice and is designed to help research teams bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionable information for people practising in the field.

The programme will enable the selected research teams to use their innovative and creative ideas and translate their findings from completed studies in improvement research, or more broadly in health services research, into actionable practical tools for practitioners in health services or health policy.   

Each research team will receive £50,000 for the development of tools and resources to support the implementation of findings into practice. Each project will be funded for 15 months.

Some of the approaches that the projects may use include: training packs, video presentations and animations, infographics, online tools and checklists, apps for mobile devices and multimedia information campaigns.

The resources developed through this programme will provide actionable tools for those working in practice or policy to implement change, and have an impact on the improvement of health or social care services in the UK.

The eight projects are:

1. A short animated film and other visual resources  to support recognition and response to eating disorders in the perinatal period
Organisation: King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

2. A hand-drawn animation exploring accelerating systems thinking in health care incident investigation
Loughborough University

3. On-line tools for GPS to help support new migrants in primary care
University of Sheffield

4. Online resource pack with infographics, videos and downloadable materials on REasonable adjustments to MAINstream diabetes and obesity care for adults with a learning disability (REMAIN)
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds

5. Online platform dedicated to innovation in breathlessness management (E-Breathe)
King’s College London. Cicely Saunders Institute,

6. A year in an hour: Quality Improvement through Interactive Simulations (QIIS)
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

7. Short videos outlining key messages for better tracheostomy care
National Tracheostomy Safety Project

8. In Control: a 40 minute theatre piece and workshop to challenge, empower and provoke conversations amongst  adolescents with asthma and their peers
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London