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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From Issue 16 of Implementation, Knowledge and News, our bulletin for members:

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  • UK-IS Reflect & Refuel Discussion Series - During June and July, the UK-IS is holding a series of discussions with members exploring different aspects of implementation in relation to how our world has changed and continues to change since the Covid-19 Pandemic. Held every Thursday at 12:00-12:45, these themed sessions provide an opportunity for members to have an informal discussion on some of the pressing topics today relevant to implementation practice and science.  Upcoming sessions


  • Implementation and Improvements Science in a time of crisis - UK-IS member Andrew Walker (Implementation Science Lead, Health Innovation Network) discusses two articles (both open access) that provide useful, practical lessons on combining quality improvement and rapid assessment within an implementation science approach, and Kirsty Doull (Acting Permanence Lead and Permanence Consultant, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde) contributes a practice example from Scotland showing how new practices developed in response to restrictions on ‘business as usual’ during the crisis have proved unexpectedly effective and sustainable.

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

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The European Implementation Event 2020 (#EIE2020)


Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the European Implementation Event 2020 (#EIE2020) has been rescheduled to take place on May 27 and 28, 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Pre-event activities will occur on May 26, 2021.

At the EIE2020, Implementation – the translation, uptake and integration of research findings within the daily routines of human services – takes centre stage.

Attendees will learn about latest, cutting-edge implementation science and practice; participate in inspiring and surprising discussions with international colleagues; expand their professional network; and be inspired by the diversity of this exciting discipline.

The EIE2020 brings together individuals and organisations engaged in synthesising, translating, adopting and implementing evidence in human service practice and policy.

You may work in health, social welfare, education or other human service sectors; you may be a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, nurse, sociologist, economist or have a totally different educational background; researchers as well as practitioners, funders, organisational leaders, intermediaries and other roles are welcome at the event – as are those who are new to the field and those with extensive knowledge and experience.

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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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