About the Embedded Research project
The Embedded Research project aims to increase the influence of health services research on decisions about the improvement and redesign of NHS services.
Managers and clinicians in the NHS are under growing pressure to improve and redesign services in a way that both optimises health outcomes and controls costs. The research community has great potential to contribute to this process but there is a challenging disconnect between the theory and empirical evidence underpinning how best to design and deliver high quality health services, and what happens in practice.
Our multi-method study aims to increase the influence of health services research in two main ways.
The project will involve the wider research community through a series of events – these will be announced shortly.
How the NHS will benefit
The NHS, patients and service users will gain the following benefits from this project:
We want the Embedded Research project to have a lasting impact on the influence of health services research. To enable this, we will produce:
We will also create a network of people interested in developing the idea of bringing researchers and practitioners closer together.