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Fit with Health and Social Care Systems

Project Outputs

This domain helps you consider how implementation of your project output(s) fit with the changing needs of the health and social care systems and local, regional and national directives and policy.

  • NHS
    Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS)
  • NHS Trusts
    Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Isle of Wight NHS Trust Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Solent NHS Trust Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Universities
    Bournemouth University University of Portsmouth University of Southampton University of Winchester
  • Research partners
    Health Innovation Wessex (formerly Wessex Academic Health Sciences Network)
What should I consider for my project?

Fit with Health and Social Care Systems

Case study
Parkinson’s disease Charity Community Outreach Project (PCCOP) team

"We took time to understand how the aims of our project related to local and national policy and research on improving awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the community. We also spoke to other people within our local networks about their awareness of projects relating to the topic. Because of this, early on we realised there was a project with similar aims being undertaken by another local organisation. Though this was a challenge, as we had taken time to speak to people within our local networks, we had the opportunity to consider whether our project would be able to offer something different. We realised that though the projects had similar aims they were involving different stakeholder groups. We were also able to attend learning events from the other project to understand which steps may be helpful to repeat and avoid in our own project. This was invaluable as it saved both time and resources of those involved. It also ensured that our project fitted with local and national aims and provided something of real benefit and value to our local community.”

Image by Vardan Papikyan
Take away tips
  • Implementation has a greater chance of success if it fits with the changing needs and priorities of the health and social care systems into which it is being introduced

  • Involvement of stakeholders is key to identifying and understanding fit

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