Table 10

Performance against infrastructure indicators.

Indicator

Teams

Comments


1

2

3

4

5

6


Support infrastructure established in team administration

Administrative support helped with ethics and governance applications. Minutes taken in meetings by administrators helped action planning.

Links developed to management in organisation

Teams that included managers, enabled protected time for practitioners. In Team five, management links enabled connections to quality improvement cycles in the PCT.

Arrangements were in place for team members to take protected time to undertake research

*✓

Having someone to cover clinical duties whilst engaged in research was a key determinant of enabling protected time for research to be undertaken. * Nurses had difficulty in Team three, and finding locum cover was a particular problem for the pharmacists in Team six. A GP in Team three had difficulty obtaining locum cover but was able to achieve protected time to do research by extending her part time hours.


Cooke et al. BMC Family Practice 2008 9:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-37

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