Sydney Health Partners believes Australia’s recent increased investment in health and medical research is more likely to achieve maximum impact if there is a coordinated investment in building the skills required to translate great ideas into widespread and sustained clinical practice.

The journey from basic science discovery to successful new health intervention is notoriously long and full of obstacles. Lack of consistent funding, collaborative hurdles, ethics and governance, recruitment for clinical trials and resources to support clinical change are just a few of the many challenges facing health and medical researchers in their quest to improve patient outcomes.

We are focused on strengthening research translation skills in ways which support the discovery and translational phases of research. We add value by working with research community to optimise their research to make it more translatable.

To encourage research translation, Sydney Health Partners has identified four priorities for action.