Community participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231699
Title:
Community participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research.
Authors:
McEvoy, Rachel; Macfarlane, Anne
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Citation:
Community participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research. 2012:1-14 Prim Health Care Res Dev
Journal:
Primary health care research & development
Issue Date:
30-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231699
DOI:
10.1017/S1463423612000163
PubMed ID:
22717410
Abstract:
There are now several decades of history of community participation in health, with significant international evidence to suggest that there is much to be gained by primary health services and disadvantaged communities working in partnership.In this paper we provide an overview of community participation in primary care, establishing the policy context in which a recent 'Joint Initiative on Community Participation in Primary Health Care' was developed in Ireland. This Initiative was designed to support the involvement of disadvantaged communities and groups in the development of primary health care services at local level.An independent formative evaluation of the Joint Initiative took place between September 2009 and April 2010. We present a summary of key findings from this evaluation. We pay particular attention to the issue of sustaining community participation in newly developed Primary Care Teams (PCTs) in the current and changing economic climate, an issue considered crucial if the documented positive impacts of the Joint Initiative are to be maintained and the potential for health gains in the longer term are to be realised.We then argue that the Joint Initiative referred to in this paper clearly provides a strong prototype for community participation in PCTs in Ireland. We also ask whether it can be replicated across all PCTs in the country and embedded as a core part of thinking and everyday health care. We highlight the need for research to build knowledge about the ways in which innovations such as this can be embedded into ongoing, routine healthcare practice. This research agenda will have relevance for policy makers, practitioners and evaluators in Ireland and other healthcare jurisdictions.
Item Type:
Article In Press
Language:
en
ISSN:
1477-1128

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Rachelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T11:31:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-02T11:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-30-
dc.identifier.citationCommunity participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research. 2012:1-14 Prim Health Care Res Deven_GB
dc.identifier.issn1477-1128-
dc.identifier.pmid22717410-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1463423612000163-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231699-
dc.description.abstractThere are now several decades of history of community participation in health, with significant international evidence to suggest that there is much to be gained by primary health services and disadvantaged communities working in partnership.In this paper we provide an overview of community participation in primary care, establishing the policy context in which a recent 'Joint Initiative on Community Participation in Primary Health Care' was developed in Ireland. This Initiative was designed to support the involvement of disadvantaged communities and groups in the development of primary health care services at local level.An independent formative evaluation of the Joint Initiative took place between September 2009 and April 2010. We present a summary of key findings from this evaluation. We pay particular attention to the issue of sustaining community participation in newly developed Primary Care Teams (PCTs) in the current and changing economic climate, an issue considered crucial if the documented positive impacts of the Joint Initiative are to be maintained and the potential for health gains in the longer term are to be realised.We then argue that the Joint Initiative referred to in this paper clearly provides a strong prototype for community participation in PCTs in Ireland. We also ask whether it can be replicated across all PCTs in the country and embedded as a core part of thinking and everyday health care. We highlight the need for research to build knowledge about the ways in which innovations such as this can be embedded into ongoing, routine healthcare practice. This research agenda will have relevance for policy makers, practitioners and evaluators in Ireland and other healthcare jurisdictions.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Primary health care research & developmenten_GB
dc.titleCommunity participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research.en_GB
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPrimary health care research & developmenten_GB

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