UK Implementation Network

 

Mission & purpose

Across the four nations of the United Kingdom, the Network’s primary mission and purpose is to build capacity and expertise for more effective, evidence-informed implementation in services for people and communities. We will do this by establishing mechanisms that facilitate connections and share learning between those working on the implementation of services, across scientific, research, policy-making, commissioning and funding, and practice communities. The Network intends to connect UK implementation professionals with each other, with other national groups including those serving improvement and innovation science and practice professionals, and with international collaborations with similar aims, including the Global Implementation Initiative (GII).

Read the UK Implementation Network's Terms of Reference here.

 

What we do

The Network connects those active in the field of implementation practice, policy and science across the UK. We:

  1. champion and advocate for implementation science and practice in the UK
  2. connect those active in implementation science and practice in the UK through activities and a register of members
  3. build relationships with other implementation, improvement and innovation networks and initiatives in the UK and internationally
  4. support the growth of implementation as a field of study in the UK
  5. support meetings, seminars and conferences, training and online discussion groups to exchange learning and develop practice
  6. support the synthesis of learning on aspects of implementation science and practice
  7. share resources, tools, instruments and methods for implementation support
  8. share resources, tools, instruments and methods for implementation research
  9. encourage collaborative development and demonstration projects between members
  10. support and contribute to the design, planning and content of national and global collaborations in implementation and improvement science and practice

 

Our organisation

The UK Implementation Network is an independent non-profit professional society run by a Steering Group. Key strands of work are taken forward by our subgroups. Click here for how UK-IN is governed.

 

Executive Officers of UK-IN

Chair
Dr Deborah Ghate, Chief Executive, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation    Email

Vice Chair
Professor Paul Montgomery, Professor of Psycho-Social Intervention, University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence Based Intervention    Email

Membership
Claire Burns, Strategic Policy Implementation Manager, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde    Email

Activities
Deborah Ghate, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation     Email

Fundraising & Finance
Deborah Ghate, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation     Email

Website & Communications
Deborah Ghate, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation     Email:

Knowledge Resources
Jane Lewis, Director of Implementation Support, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation    Email

UK-IN administrator
Alisan Napier    Email

 

Steering Group

NameJob Title and Organisation
Graham Bell Chief Executive, Kibble Education and Care Centre
Dr Annette BoazReader in Healthcare Research, Faculty of Health and Social are Sciences, Kingston University
Matt ButteryCEO, Triple P UK Ltd
Tracey Bywater Reader, Institute of Effective Education, University of York
Aideen GildeaResearcher, Queen’s University Belfast
Jenny Gray Independent Consultant and President of IPSCAN
Angela Griffiths Improvement Consultancy Manager, Action for Children
Dez HolmesDirector, Research in Practice
Tom JeffordHead of Youth Services, Cambridgeshire County Council
Helen Jones, OBEIndependent Consultant
Dr Ann LendrumLecturer MEd Psychology of Education, School of Education, University of Manchester
Dr Jonathan SharplesSenior Researcher, Education Endowment Foundation
Kevin Williams Chief Executive, Your Choice

 

 

Subgroups

UK-IN has five working groups which develop the activities of the Network. Click on the list on the left to find out more.

 

Membership Subgroup

The remit of the Membership subgroup is to work on behalf of the UK Implementation Network to:

  • Encourage and develop membership of UK-IN from public, private and third sector organisations across the UK and internationally who are involved or who would benefit from learning and promoting an implementation approach
  • Work to maintain and sustain appropriate membership
  • To support the sustainability of UK-IN through managing the annual subscription fee
  • Report regularly to the Steering Group on progress, seeking advice and assistance and approval from that group as appropriate

Click here to send a message to this Subgroup.

 

Activities Subgroup

The remit of the Activities subgroup is to work on behalf of the UK Implementation Network to:

  • Devise, plan and implement an initial launch event for the Network, designed to advertise UK-IN’s existence and purpose, recruit members, and begin delivering the mission
  • Devise, plan and lead a programme of subsequent and ongoing activities for UK-IN members consistent with the mission of the Network
  • Seek collaboration opportunities for activities with other relevant groups both in the UK and elsewhere
  • Liaise with the Fundraising and Finance subgroup regarding costs, and with the Membership subgroup regarding focus, of activities for the membership
  • Seek assistance with activity and event planning and implementation as appropriate from the Steering Group and from the membership of UK-IN, and from external bodies or individual as appropriate
  • Report regularly to the Steering Group on progress, seeking advice and assistance and approval from that group as appropriate regarding content, focus, costs and strategic aspects of all planned activities

Click here to send a message to this Subgroup.

 

Website & Communications Subgroup

The remit of the Website and Communications subgroup is to work on behalf of the UK Implementation Network to:

  • Create and oversee maintenance of a website for UK-IN which will act as the main communications portal for the Network
  • Consider and recommend to the steering group a set of appropriate communications, organised strategically to meet the identified needs of UK-IN
  • Ensure that roles and responsibilities are identified for managing UK-IN’s communications and that agreed communications plans are implemented
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of all agreed communications and recommending any changes
  • Report regularly to the Steering Group on progress, seeking advice and assistance and approval from that group as appropriate

Click here to send a message to this Subgroup.

 

Knowledge Resources Subgroup

The remit of the Knowledge Resources subgroup is to work on behalf of the UK Implementation Network to:

  • Support the sharing and utilisation of knowledge and resources relating to implementation science and practice between UK-IN members, both formal and informal, including practice-based insights and learning as well as formal research evidence
  • Support the sharing and utilisation of knowledge and resources relating to implementation science and practice with practice, policy, research and funding communities beyond the UK-IN membership.
  • Develop resources to support knowledge transfer and mobilisation, designed and implemented with the Steering Group and other Sub-groups, including for events, webinars, a web-based resources platform, information bulletins and other work to advocate for and build awareness about implementation
  • Support the sharing of knowledge and resources from international implementation and improvement science, as well as contributions from the UK
  • Report regularly to the Steering Group on progress, seeking advice and assistance and approval from that group as appropriate

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Fundraising & Finance Subgroup

The remit of the Fundraising and Finance subgroup is to work on behalf of the UK Implementation Network to:

  • Lead efforts focused on raising funds for the development of the Network from a diverse and appropriate range of potential funders
  • Develop and submit funding applications, as appropriate and as the opportunity arises, for the purpose of financing the Network’s development and operations
  • Work to secure financial support for the network to enable it to develop and progress to a financially secure and sustainable organisation, operating across the four nations of the UK.
  • Report regularly to the Steering Group on progress, seeking advice and assistance and approval from that group as appropriate

Click here to send a message to this Subgroup.