Implementation science for health and social care: Maximising relevance for practice and policy

Now in its third year, the 2020 conference will bring together online researchers, policymakers, clinicians, practitioners and service users from around the world. 

Together we will share the best ways to implement evidence-based health and social care research within services and systems to improve health and care outcomes. 

We are keen to showcase implementation research relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic – for example, work that has supported long-term changes in practice or public health policy. 

Presentation of research in seminar

The virtual format

The virtual conference will feature plenary lectures from leading international researchers.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

Dr John Øvretveit, director of research and professor of healthcare innovation implementation and evaluation at the Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. John will discuss: Improve-mentation for an effective response to Covid-19 – the Swedish experience

Jessica Read, deputy chief midwifery officer, NHS England, who has extensive experience over a 30- year career of implementing organisational change and service improvement. Jessica will discuss: The challenges and successes of implementing policy into practice and the impact of Covid-19

Dave Taylor from The Patients Association, an expert in implementing digital health technologies. Dave will discuss: Patient perspectives on uses and abuses of IT in healthcare

Read more about the speakers 

This year’s virtual format will include oral and poster presentations organised under specialist themes, meet the experts sessions, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and online networking. 

A good variety of topics in the presentations from international perspectives and excellent plenary talks

A delegate from last year's conference


New reduced full fees are: £165

Discounts available for NHS staff / UK-IS members / charity and NGO staff / service users, students, and those from low- and middle-income countries. 

Register for the conference

Great mix of early career researchers and more senior scientists

A delegate from last year's conference

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email arcshortcourses@kcl.ac.uk 

The conference is being organised by the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London. It is supported by NIHR ARC South London, the UK Implementation Society, and BMC.