What is it about?

It is about how to use research evidence in health and social care by exploring it alongside local contextual evidence. It does this by using stories and caring and inclusive techniques to support talking and thinking together.

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Why is it important?

Research evidence is not used as much as it could be - this approach facilitates this by introducing research evidence in a way that is non-threatening or patronising or full of jargon. It connects with what matters to the people and organisations concerned and builds on that. It is very inclusive.

Perspectives

I hope it is of interest to people - we certainly enjoyed the project and we are continuing to apply and develop the DEEP approach across Wales.

Nick Andrews
Swansea University

This was a hugely enjoyable project to work on. It was great to work on a project that prioritised connecting with people as the basis for change, and stories are a medium that everyone can engage with. I look forward to continuing on continuing DEEP here in Scotland and with colleagues in Wales

Emma Miller
University of Strathclyde

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This page is a summary of: Story, dialogue and caring about what matters to people: progress towards evidence-enriched policy and practice, Evidence & Policy, November 2020, Policy Press, DOI: 10.1332/174426420x15825349063428.
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