Developing the evidence-base to understand how improvements last; is the aim behind this research theme. New practices are influenced by a number of contextual, organisational, political and temporal factors. Understanding what supports efforts to spread and deliver sustainable change, is a growing area of research vital to the delivery of improvements in health and social care.
Research Theme Aims
The aim of this research theme is to:
- identify the attributes of effective spread and sustainability of evidence-based change in health and social care;
- test these in large-scale improvement projects with embedded evaluation;
- develop an evidence-base to support sustainable change at scale.
Our Current Focus
Co-creating a theory of large-scale, sustained change
This work has involved collaboration with three improvement organisations to co-create a theory that explains the individual, organisational and contextual factors for achieving sustainability and scale.
Innovation – identifying steps to transformative change
Exploring cultures of transformative innovation in health and social care in Scotland
Outputs from the Spread & Sustainability research theme can be accessed on our publications page.