Promising interventions typically require continuous attention to local needs and strengths, to lessons learned, and to changing circumstances. They are deeply dependent on context.
Lisbeth B Schorr, 2003   Determining ‘what works’ in social programmes and social polices

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In the latest issue of Philanthropy Impact Magazine, UK-IS Chair Dr Deborah Ghate and UK-IS Trustee Dr Tom Jefford have co-written a piece about Implementation science and practice, effectiveness and the SDG's.

From Issue 19 of Implementation, Knowledge and News, our bulletin for members:

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  • Journal Club Feedback - Read the feedback from our first Journal club meeting in April where the topic of discussion was Penelope Hawes 2015 paper Lessons from complex interventions to improve health.


  • Implementation Week 2021 - In July, we are delighted to welcome back Implementation Week (July 12-16), as usual culminating in the Implementation Research Conference hosted by Kings College London on July 15 and 16.  New this year as part of Implementation Week 2021, UK-IS will be hosting an exciting on-line event on July 13th, 4.00-5.30pm - The Implementation Debate, on the subject What does it mean to be an implementation professional in the UK? 


  • Meet the Members - In this new regular feature we meet some of the members of the Society and learn about their work in ImplementationIn this issue meet Carrie-Ann Black, student member of the Society since 2018. Carrie-Ann is mental health nurse and CAMHS Research and Implementation Nurse Lead at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, a NIHR Senior Nurse Research Lead and a PhD student member of the UK Implementation Society.  Here she tells us a bit about her work and what drew her to an implementation science PhD and how her studies relate to her professional role as a nurse.  


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For more news see the latest Implementation Knowledge and News bulletin available in the Members area (back issues open-access in our archive.)

Resources to support implementers

We will be producing and commissioning new gateway and research resources in our series of Implementation Resource Digests : suggestions for topics and contributors to author new digests are welcome and should also be sent to Andrew Walker at

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