You may be familiar with the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC), who have worked on behalf of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) CCGs for over a decade.
Following the merger of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups into a single BNSSG CCG on 1 April, APCRC is now known as the BNSSG CCG Research & Evidence Team. They offer the following services:
- Evidence: Embedding the use of evidence, achieved through research and evaluation, at the heart of commissioning decision-making
- Research support: Supporting and developing research which reflects current NHS needs. The research findings are published publicly in order to have the widest possible impact
- Evaluation: Advising on the best evaluation methodologies in order to support a more efficient commissioning process
- Knowledge mobilisation: Bridging the gap between researchers and those who inform practice, working to influence a culture where evidence informed commissioning becomes the norm
For more information, or help with research and evidence please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.