Improving health through an evidence-based implementation programme

Impact: Health impacts, Societal impacts


Life for those who have had a stroke across England has been improved through assessment of their needs six months after their stroke, followed up with support so that these needs are met. The assessment tool used was developed at the University of Manchester using knowledge from applied research into knowledge translation and service improvement, which emphasised the need for tailored, context-sensitive approaches to implementation of evidence. The flexible assessment tool (GM-SAT) that can be used by a range of practitioners is now in use across England in a range of providers, enabling the fulfilment of national strategy and improved care for these patients.
Impact date2014
Category of impactHealth impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelBenefit