Implementation Laboratory_infrastructure work


The Yorkshire and Humber ARC infrastructure activities linked to the Implementation Laboratory suite of work entails collaborating with our regional ICSs to test out the Implementation Laboratory approach. The approach consists of systematically manipulating aspects of audit and feedback design and assessing effects over time, using routine data). The aim is to stimulate improvement.

Lowering Anti-Microbial Prescribing (LAMP) is an audit and feedback campaign within our infrastructure work: general practices receive electronic bimonthly evidence-based feedback reports. Running for over four years, it has reached over 500 general practices across the region. Antibiotic prescribing in West Yorkshire has fallen by 24% in this period. Without a control group, we are, however, cautious about attributing this solely to LAMP.

We have secured further funding to:

  • Evaluate the impact of audit and feedback on prescribing health inequalities
  • Evaluate initiatives linked to the National Diabetes Audit to improve insulin pump uptake


Currently Underway

Other projects

Be Well Work Well: A longitudinal cohort study to understand and improve health and social care staff wellbeing and retention

There is a workforce crisis in health and social care in the UK, with rising levels of anxiety, exhaustion, stress and burnout among staff: NHS staff are, for example, 50%...

Improvement Science input into: Developing a school-based intervention to improve asthma management in children and young people in Bradford: asthma control in educational settings.

This project was funded by the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and is led by a GP respiratory lead, with support from the Improvement Science theme. Children...

Volatile biomarker positioning of nasogastric tubes to enhance patient safety (acronym: NG-Sure)

Naso-gastric (NG) tubes (a tube passed down a person’s nostril into the oesophagus then stomach) provide feeds/medicines to patients if they cannot swallow/take fluids by mouth, or need intensive care/surgery....

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