Knowledge Exchange, Engagement, and Effective Implementation

We will maximise the engagement of and knowledge exchange with stakeholders to drive the programme of research and implementation to effect real step changes in health and care.

We will integrate knowledge exchange through all areas of our work, develop and deliver effective implementation with inbuilt evaluation, and support new projects initiated by our stakeholders.

A key area of our work will be to embed engagement into all activity of the CLAHRC NWC, involving active participation of partners, patients, the public and professional stakeholders such as front-line clinicians and local authority public health officers in processes of co-production and delivery of our programmes, from planning, through design to delivery and implementation. This will ensure that all implied research and implementation activities delivered by CLAHRC NWC are designed to facilitate use by care providers and users.

Partner Priority Programme

If you would like to find out more about our work in the area, please contact the Theme Leader, Professor Mark Gabbay via


Chris Shiels, Mark B Gabbay, Jim Hillage; Change in diagnosis on fit notes within an episode of certified sickness absence, Family Practice, Volume 33, Issue 5, 1 October 2016, Pages 510–516,  

Gabbay, M., Shiels, C., & Hillage, J. (2017). The issue of "long-term" fit notes for depression in the UK: patient, GP and general practice variation.. Journal of mental health (Abingdon, England), 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1340620

Shiels, C., Gabbay, M., & Hillage, J. (2016). Recurrence of sickness absence episodes certified by general practitioners in the UK. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 22(2), 83-90.
DOI: :10.3109/13814788.2016.1156083

Gabbay, M., Shiels, C., & Hillage, J. (2016). Sickness certification for common mental disorders and GP return-to-work advice. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 17(5), 437-447. DOI:10.1017/S1463423616000074

Gabbay, M. B., Ring, A., Byng, R., Anderson, P., Taylor, R. S., Matthews, C., . . . Warner, M. (2017). Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study). HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 21(35), XXI-+.

Pooja Saini, Khatidja Chantler & Navneet Kapur (2017): GPs’ views and perspectives on patient non-adherence to treatment in primary care prior to suicide, Journal of Mental Health Pages 1-8 Mar 2017

Christopher J. CockshottGundiKiemlePaula ByrneMark B. Gabbay Back to Square One”: The Experience of Straddling Adolescence and Early Adulthood in Unemployed UK University Graduates With Common Mental Health Issues: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Emerging Adulthood 
September 25, 2017

Eleuteri, A., Fisher, A.C., Broadbent, D.M. et al. Diabetologia (2017) 60: 2174. 

Blackburn RMHayward ACornes M, et al Outcomes of specialist discharge coordination and intermediate care schemes for patients who are homeless: analysis protocol for a population-based historical cohort

Hassan Rafiey, Mostafa Amini Rarani, Fardin Alipour, Narges Rouhi & Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae (2018): Assessment of women's empowerment: An exploratory study to develop a valid and reliable Persian-version tool, Health Care for Women International, 
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2018.1442837