The NIHR CLAHRC Oxford strives for excellence in research and effectiveness in implementation.
However, research findings – no matter how important – are of little benefit to patients or society if they fail to reach the audience they are intended to influence.
Publication in scientific and medical journals can only reach so far, especially when much of our research evaluates interventions for doctors and other clinicians, whose time to keep up to date on such things is extremely limited by their clinical duties.
Because of this we want to make the work we do, and the findings we've made, as easily accessible to people as possible. That means disseminating our findings to a wide range of potentially interested groups, including policy makers, clinical commissioning groups, GPs and the public.
This way our research goals and findings can reach the different interested groups to encourage a process of consideration and adoption or rejection.
To help achieve this, we’re producing a number of different document aimed at different audience, to outline the evidence, benefits and findings our work.
At the moment we have two main types of documents for this:
‘Bite-sized’ summaries of CLAHRC Oxford research, providing an accessible overview of the CLAHRC programme highlights. They also provide links to more in-depth information and references for further reading.
Evidence briefs are more detailed summaries of the evidence for an area of research, it's implications and it's benefits, targeted towards specific audiences, such as patients or GPs.