3rd UK Implementation Science Research Conference

Implementation science for health and social care: Maximising relevance for practice and policy

Thank you for joining us at our virtual conference: Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July 2020

Due to restrictions on travel and public events as a result of Covid-19, this year’s implementation science research conference was held as a fully virtual conference. The 2020 conference brought together researchers, policymakers, clinicians, practitioners and service users from around the world.

Together we shared the best ways to implement evidence-based health and social care research within services and systems to improve health and care outcomes. 

Please join us in July 2021 for our 4th UK Implementation Science Research Conference.

“A good variety of topics in the presentations from international perspectives and excellent plenary talks” 

A delegate from last year’s conference

“A good variety of topics in the presentations from international perspectives and excellent plenary talks” 

A delegate from last year’s conference

“Great mix of early career researchers and more senior scientists”

A delegate from last year’s conference

“Great mix of early career researchers and more senior scientists”

A delegate from last year’s conference

The virtual format

This year’s virtual format  included oral and poster presentations organised under specialist themes, meet the experts sessions, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and online networking. 

The conference was organised by the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London. It was supported by the NIHR ARC South London, a research organisation working to improve health and care services, the UK Implementation Society, and BMC. 

Plenary speakers

The virtual conference featured three plenary lectures from leading international researchers and practitioners. Our speakers were:

Dr John Øvretveit, director of research and professor of healthcare innovation implementation and evaluation at the Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. John will discuss: Improve-mentation for an effective response to Covid-19 – the Swedish experience

Jessica Read, deputy chief midwifery officer, NHS England, who has extensive experience over a 30- year career of implementing organisational change and service improvement. Jessica will discuss: The challenges and successes of implementing policy into practice and the impact of Covid-19

Dave Taylor from The Patients Association, an expert in implementing digital health technologies. Dave will discuss: Patient perspectives on uses and abuses of IT in healthcare