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Implementation Science Workshop

The Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Science Academy held the first Maridulu Budyari Gumal Implementation Science Workshop on the 5th December 2019. Sixty six participants representing 4 Local Health Districts (LHDs), 11 Hospitals, 3 Universities attended.

The interactive workshop guided clinicians through the process of introducing and imbedding best practice or evidence-based initiates into their workplace in a sustainable way.

The workshop was facilitated by Implementation Science expert’s Dr Elizabeth Lynch and Dr Shanthi Ramanathan.

Prof Rebecca Lawton, Director of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre in the United Kingdom, was the Keynote speaker and gave a very insightful presentation on ‘patient involvement in improving patient safety’.

Ten translational projects submitted by each Maridulu Budyari Gumal LHD were selected for workshopping in groups throughout the day, with teams developing an implementation framework for their projects.

Workshop evaluations were very positive –

100% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that:

• the workshop was relevant to their work

• the workshop was at the right level

• they could apply the knowledge and skills they learnt

• the aims and objectives of the workshop were achieved

• the overall course presentation was good.

95% strongly agreed or agreed that they would recommend the workshop to others.

Another workshop is planned for 2020 and details will be posted on the Maridulu Budyari Gumal website. 

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Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE’s HealthHatchery and Frontiers Technology Clinical Academic Group have come together to accelerate healthcare innovation with the COVID-19 + BEYOND project.

Implementation Science Strategic Platform - Seed Grant Round 1  

The Implementation Science Strategic Platform recently awarded five $20,000 translational research seed grants. The grants aim to support academic and clinical multidisciplinary teams translate evidence into clinical practice using an implementation science framework. Mentoring new and emerging implementation scientists was also a priority for this round of funding.

Announcement of New Chair for Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Council

In our latest news, we are pleased to announce that Ms Amanda Larkin, Chief Executive South Western Sydney Local Health District will be taking over as the Chair of SPHERE Council at the August 2020 meeting. Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice Chancellor and President of UNSW will be stepping down from the Chair after 4 years of outstanding leadership. We thank Professor Jacobs for his vision, expertise, generosity, energy and great poise in guiding the formation and development of our academic health science partnership. We look forward to Ms Larkin leading us into the next exciting phase of our partnership.