Impact Strategy

FHM encourages all staff to engage and contribute to delivering the impact of their research in the following ways:

  • To engage with service users including patients, their families and the public so they can inform the research process
  • To develop links with health and social care professionals
  • To develop international and national partnerships

Actions and opportunities to enhance research impact include the following:

  • Strengthening of the Lancaster Health Hub, involving partnership with local NHS Trusts and Industry
  • Use of work-based learning contacts in CETAD to establish research links with third sector
  • Recognition of Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement activity in workload models and promotion cases
  • Faculty support from the ADR for activities to support user group engagement
  • Lancaster Pathways to Impact funding; FHM Knowledge Exchange awards; and Public Engagement with Research grant schemes that can provide financial support for impact activities
  • Biannual Impact Audit and Report to publicise success and acknowledge staff activity