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Evidence summary BITE 30 – Networks of practice

Who needs to know?

Research teams, practitioners, commissioners, CLAHRC partners, service users and public involvement reps.

What have we found?

  • Networks of practice bring together a variety of people to share knowledge and learning that will help the research get into practice.

  • They cross organisational, professional, occupational and geographical boundaries; they transcend the ‘silos’ that frequently prevent knowledge sharing.

  • Network members share their ‘domain’ knowledge, exchanging know-how, to harness collective knowledge and action, leading to improvement outcomes.