Research and Evidence Impact Award - finalists 2022
The award recognises a team or individual who has championed research and evidence-based practice within their clinical area. They have embodied the ethos and values of clinical research through supporting service users and colleagues to access research, or actively used resources such as the library to improve clinical knowledge through evidence-based literature or their own research or evaluation.
North Central Dementia and Complexity in Later Life Community Team (including MATS – Memory Assessment Team Service), Julian Hospital, Norwich
The North Central Dementia and Complexity in Later Life and Memory Assessment Team has kept research at the core of its daily clinical practice.
They refer service users for specific research studies and offer conversations with service users and carers about opportunities to take part in research. To facilitate this, they have a study research champion to promote and identify potential study participants.
The team welcomes research team members at their weekly meetings to share current research studies and has invited the team to their away-day to promote research learning. They also actively encourage attendance at all research training sessions.
Their dedication and core values of wanting to improve service user care and treatment are clear and are fundamental to this team. This positive approach of collaborative working has continued, even during clinical pressures and demands during the pandemic.
People Participation Lead
West Suffolk Care Group
Living Well With Dementia Course Group
East Suffolk Care Group