Our Objective & Purpose
Our Objective is to make appreciable improvements in patient outcomes and experience by translating evidence into practice
We will do this by:
Our Purpose is to accelerate the translation of evidence into practice to improve the health and wellbeing of regional, rural and remote communities.
In late 2019, NSW Regional Health Partners developed a strategic plan for 2019 – 2022. The Strategic plan outlines the priorities of the Centre along with its purpose, objective and ways of working. As detailed in the strategic plan, NSWRHP will:
1.1. Fund research with the potential to significantly improve clinical practice or public health. This may include studies of replicability, adaptability, scalability, sustainability and effectiveness or studies using systems science methodologies.
1.2. Promote best practice in translational research, including:
1.3. Ensure maximum local impact by focusing on rural and regional health priorities, service gaps, and equity issues including Aboriginal health.
1.4. Ensure maximum local impact by investing in a limited number of programs. Proposed major investments 2019-2020:
1.5. Ensure maximum national impact by partnering with other health translation centres on research and improvement programs and grant applications.
1.6. Ensure maximum impact by investing in knowledge mobilisation to move available knowledge (created by us and others) into active use so work is scaled and sustained. Promote evidence to clinicians, the community, educators, decision-makers and funders.
1.7. Facilitate access to clinical trial research by:
2.1. Provide opportunities in priority-setting, co-creation and training.
2.2. Build consumer awareness of the evidence-practice gap and consumer demand for best evidence practice.
2.3. Encourage participation in research and raise awareness of medical research.
3.1. Train researchers in:
3.2. Train clinicians and decision makers in:
3.3. Integrate translational research design principles and research involvement opportunities into student health professional courses.
4.1. Draw on the strengths of our health service and education partners by requiring funded projects be undertaken by multiple partners.
4.2. Leverage investments others are making in research, and especially in health service improvement.
4.3. Provide continuous attention to the needs and interests of the Centre’s founding partners.
4.4. Commission and support translational research activities requested by health service chief executives.
4.5. Develop new models for collaboration among researchers, clinicians, educators and improvement experts.
5.1. Make NSW Regional Health Partners sustainable by:
5.2. Participate in the broader translational agenda at national and State level, including:
5.3. Prepare policy briefs and submissions to government, meet with local politicians and senior bureaucrats.