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Introduction to Implementation

The ARC Wessex implementation strategy focuses on addressing the gap between projects that validate an innovation at a single and/or single group of sites and adoption of that innovation by the wider health and social care system. Sustainable system implementation is not a linear pipeline process, but a dynamic interaction between health and care research, commissioning and delivery at multiple points in the innovation cycle.

We will increase adoption and spread of ARC Wessex research outputs in the health and social care system through embedding of practical knowledge, skills, and capabilities needed to support researchers and build an “adoption-ready” NHS workforce across Wessex.


Our Team

Dr David KrylDirector, Centre for Implementation Sciences (CIS) & Implementation Lead ARC Wessex

Dr Michelle Myall - Senior Research and Implementation Fellow

Ms Cindy Brooks - Research Fellow 

Dr David Kryl

Dr David Kryl

Dr Michelle Myall

Dr Michelle Myall

Ms Cindy Brooks

Ms Cindy Brooks

What we do

The ARC Wessex Implementation Team has developed a workflow, including an implementation checklist, that is applied to the entire ARC Wessex portfolio.

Our workflow includes initial implementation advice to help researchers complete the proposal form, reviewing the ARC proposals, and providing follow-up support to successful projects (advice only or in-depth).

For in-depth support, we co-develop detailed implementation plans with the project leads.

All projects have access to implementation resources. As well, we actively contribute to the development of materials for the ARC Wessex PhD fellowship programme, including teaching sessions.

Collaborating with Wessex AHSN focuses on bringing AHSN criteria or staff into the ARC funding process, making initial contacts in the NHS for ARC portfolio projects (when appropriate), continuing active working on specific projects and contributing to upcoming proposals.

The Implementation Team also offers support to each ARC-funded project implementation champion (IC). ICs are not necessarily researchers, are located within, or can readily connect with, the relevant setting(s) where the project findings will have relevance. The IC promotes knowledge of the project, facilitate conversations about its implications and promotes translation.

Implementation Checklist

Bitesize guides to Implementation

Dr David Kryl presents - Implementation bitesize 1 - An introduction to Implementation 

Duration: 10 minutes

Q & A Live session 24 June 2021. - email questions to or use twitter @arc_wessex

Dr Michelle Myall presents - Implementation bitesize 2 - looking at Implementation Science and Frameworks

Duration: 15 minutes

Q & A Live session 24 June 2021. - email questions to or use twitter @arc_wessex

Cindy Brooks presents - Implementation bitesize 3 - Checklist

Duration: 10 minutes

Q & A Live session 24 June 2021. - email questions to or use twitter @arc_wessex

The Implementation team present - Implementation bitesize 4  - Answering your implementation questions

Summer Series Session 1: Outputs and Buy in and Engagement: Thursday 12th August 2021

Summer Series Session 2: Fit and alignment with health and social care systems & priorities

Join Dr Michelle Myall and Cindy Brooks for our latest webinar - don't forget our live Q & A Thursday 7th October at 12.00

Send any questions to