Partner Priority Programme (PPP) Round 3

As with the earlier Rounds, PPP Round 3 will harness expertise from across the CLAHRC NWC, pooling the knowledge and resources of NHS, Local Authority and University Partners and Public Advisors within Collaborative Implementation Groups (CIGs) focussed on projects/topics of shared interest.  The facilitation of collaborative inquiry and co-learning within the CIGs will underpin the PPP Workshop process, enabling Partners to build workforce capability and capacity to support implementation and evaluation of local service innovation and transformation. 

In Round 3 the workshop content will be centred on the Improving Delivery Of Services Through Implementation Science Masters-level Module at UCLan – with Partners applying the Module learning through their implementation projects. 

List of PPP3 Projects




Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Implementation of an online training resource for promoting healthy weight in pre-school children


Clatterbridge CC


Implementation of a Food and Drink Strategy for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

NW Boroughs NHS FT


Implementation of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) across mental and physical health services within NWBH as a method of measuring changes in Patient Health Behaviours

NW Boroughs NHS FT

The Personalised Care Revolution




Countess of Chester

Emergency Geriatrics: Delivering a Silver Service to the Hospital Front Door

Countess of Chester

Refining of the Implementation of Teletracking to reduce ED wait times for those patients waiting for a bed and reduce idle bed time

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Delivering the NEST@Home pathway to reduce health inequalities for babies and their families

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital


Evaluating the Knowsley Community Respiratory Service (KRCS) Integrated Asthma service: Assessing the possibility for future Innovations including post Emergency Department or Walk-in Centre attendance and/or Hospital admission group based asthma interventions

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – North West Coast

The General Practice Forward View is Working – or is it?


(Mental Health)


Mersey Care


Implementing mental health co-production in spiritual and pastoral care

University Hospital of Moorecambe Bay

Accelerating Delivery of Psychological Therapy After Stroke

University Hospital of Moorecambe Bay

Provision of a Reflexology Service to Women with Fear of Childbirth

Liverpool CCG


Implementation & Evaluation of an integrated CAMHS model across 3 community mental health hubs as part of the Youth Advice and Counselling (YIAC) service




Mersey Care


Implementation of a student focused Life Rooms model – specifically looking at how accessing the Life Rooms impacts on student experience of Further Education

University Hospital of Moorecambe Bay

GENIE a social network intervention designed to enhance and diversify support for people with long- term conditions.

Walton Centre


Supporting access to activities to enhance wellbeing and reduce social isolation in patients in MND


Walton Centre


The life link project (links to Life Rooms)


Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network

Meeting the socio-economic needs of patients and their families in complex rehabilitation - The Life Link clinic


(Physical Health)


Walton Centre


Introducing rapid access clinics for back pain


Walton Centre


Introducing a standardised management algorithm for incidental intracranial meningioma.


Walton Centre


Introducing rapid access clinics for radicular pain


Alder Hey NHS FT


Planning the route into urgent care: a key enabler for successful transition to adult services for young people with long term conditions

University Hospital of Moorecambe Bay

The development of a service user written guideline for the maternity care of women with raised BMI



Table 1:  PPP Round 3 - 2018-19 

Overarching Aims

Module Learning Outcomes

Intended Outputs

By encouraging mixed teams of practitioners, commissioners, patients, public and researchers to work together, and by enhancing their skills, knowledge and expertise, the aims are to:


  • Develop capacity within CLAHRC NWC partners to support implementation and evaluation of local service innovation and transformation.


  • Find, generate, analyse and use evidence and data to inform the implementation process including to roll out (adopt and adapt) already-researched initiatives from across the CLAHRC NWC and the national CLAHRCs network in England.


  • Support Interns, supported by local colleagues (e.g. managers / teams) to plan and undertake an implementation project relevant to the PPP and a focus on tackling health inequality within the NWC.


  • Provide a practical and flexible approach to Partners’ learning and development requirements.


  • Help to develop a system of integrated learning organisations (culture change) linking together similar initiatives across the across the CLAHRC NWC region.


On successful completion of this module Interns will be able to:


  • Conduct an assessment of service to diagnose, contextualise and define a problem or process that requires an implementation strategy.


  • Search the evidence base to identify an innovation, process or strategy for service improvement of your problem.


  • Evaluate the characteristics of your practice context to identify the determinants of effective change and potential implementation problems.


  • Analyse and select, with rationale, implementation strategies to initiate and sustain change.


  • Justify a strategy for evaluating the success of the implementation/change.


PPP participants will also be able to:


  • Consider how to utilise health equity frameworks within the context of an Implementation Project.


  • Understand the role and contribution of Public Advisors and recruit PAs to their project.


  • Contribute to evidence informed practice and negotiated change within their workplace and across local partnerships delivering new models.


The CIGs will also have a reflective and experiential element, stemming from teams coming together to learn and develop their Implementation Projects and related outputs.


Participating Interns and teams may (co)produce the following outputs:


  • A clearly defined Implementation Project, outlining the implementation plan for local adoption and adaption of the chosen service development.


  • A CLAHRC BITE and Implementation Guide - applying learning from CLAHRC projects in other contexts and bringing in local learning from existing service developments to achieve value-added across the CLAHRC NWC.


  • A co-reflection report on the Implementation Project, the process of implementation locally, and personal learning.


  • Contribution to a Review Workshop and a Dissemination Event (based on short project presentations) in autumn 2019.


  • Project-level recognition of health inequality and strategies to alleviate focussed through CLAHRC NWC Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit completion.


  • Public/patients involved and engaged in the project process.


  • Development of a network of peer support.


  • Plan for dissemination of findings.


  • Written articles – (co)produced by CLAHRC core team and/or Projects (with academic support if required)



Timeline for workshops

The PPP Round 3 Workshops will run from September 2018 to mid-2019.

  • The first six workshops (Sept 2018-Jan 2019) will take participants through the UCLan Implementation Science Module and other topics (e.g. health inequalities, public involvement) that CIGs will need to support Interns in developing project Implementation Plans.  There are 3 to 4-week time gaps between workshops for local action, preparation for next workshop etc. (approx. 1 day per week).
  • The Implementation Plans will then need to be submitted by the Interns in February 2019 for assessment by the UCLan Module examiners.  Together with additional CLAHRC documentation (e.g. completed Health Inequalities Assessment Tool, Public Advisor Job Description, match-funding details), the Implementation Plans will also be submitted to the March 2019 CLAHRC NWC Steering Board & Sub-Committee. 
  • For the remainder of the time (February-Summer 2019) we will be supporting Partners through CIG Support Workshops to undertake their Implementation Projects locally.  Projects will also (co)produce a CLAHRC BITE and Implementation Guide and a co-reflection report on their Implementation Project, the process of implementation locally, and their personal learning.
  • A Review Workshop and a Dissemination Event (based on short project presentations) will take place in Autumn 2019. 

The CIGs will be supported in their work via the core PPP team facilitators, the Internship Scheme, the Evidence Synthesis Collaboration and the Capacity Building Theme.  Public involvement will be embedded in the process.  There will be an on-line learning Portal at UCLan, peer support and contacts within the network; and there is potential for follow-up support (e.g. Writing for Publication). 

The work will be co-ordinated by the CLAHRC NWC Knowledge Exchange Theme and the Capacity Building Theme.

FURTHER INFORMATIONShould you have any additional queries, feedback about the planned work or any other comments on the PPP please do not hesitate to get in touch.

You can contact us to discuss proposed implementation projects via:  Clarissa Giebel, Knowledge Exchange Theme Manager: or Tel: 0151 794 9966.

For queries regarding the Internships and the Improving Delivery Of Services Through Implementation Science Masters-level Module you can also contact our Programme Delivery Managers for the Capacity Building ThemeGeorge Georgiou and Joanna Harrison, on: