A systematic and evidence informed approach to new service developments (the “spotlight” approach) was developed with members of a new primary health care team. The approach aimed to ensure that service developments were relevant, grounded in evidence, documented and clearly owned by the practice team. A total of 13 spotlight developments were defined and documented during the first nine months. All considered relevance to local policy, all used research evidence and/or other accepted sources of appropriate expertise and all were discussed at team meetings. The spotlight approach quickly became accessible and familiar to new team members. It provides a common structure and language for discussion and documentation and is applicable to a wide range of service‐linked developments. It provides a vehicle for translating research into practice and the documentation to facilitate transfer of what has been learnt to others in the community for whom the development and its evidence base is relevant.
Bateman, H., Emery, J., Bastable, R. and Bailey, P. (2003), "Piloting a systematic, evidence‐informed approach to service development in primary care", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777270310487057Download as .RIS
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