CURRENT-KTA | Recurrent Miscarriage: evaluating CURRENT services-Knowledge Translation Acceleration.

Through this RE:CURRENT-KTA application we aim to work with knowledge users to raise awareness, share knowledge, and facilitate practice change to maximise the impact of the RE:CURRENT (Recurrent miscarriage: evaluating CURRENT services) Project and provide more effective healthcare services for people with recurrent miscarriage. We will undertake specific activities, arising from the latest findings of the Project, to ensure that evidence from RE:CURRENT is accessible and understandable, and can benefit a range of knowledge users. Specifically, we will recruit an experienced knowledge broker to work with the RE:CURRENT team, partners/collaborators (including parent advocates and practitioners), to develop information/education resources tools that are appropriate and acceptable to specific knowledge user types (e.g. public, health professionals). The knowledge broker will also link decision-makers and researchers to better promote the use of RE:CURRENT findings in decision-making, and support this through the co-production of evidence/policy briefs. This will increase the spread of knowledge from the Project, to provide better use of it and achieve greater impact. 

We have actively worked with knowledge users throughout the RE:CURRENT Project, from the initial project idea, to now. It is timely to apply for this KTA as we enter the last six months of the project, to maximise dissemination activities during this phase. The Project set out to evaluate recurrent miscarriage services nationally and develop a model of care. We have identified gaps within service provision and key areas for improvement, through our research studies and discussions with knowledge users who are collaborating with us. We developed a knowledge translation plan at the outset of the Project. We can now refine this plan and focus in on key activities that have been identified through the research - which are important to knowledge users and can make an important impact/difference for people who experience recurrent miscarriage.

Award Date
12 September 2022
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Professor Keelin O'Donoghue
Host Institution
University College Cork
Knowledge Translation Awards