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Table 1 'Bridges' that could be used by the CLAHRCs to cross the boundaries between CoPs

From: Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: lessons from the theory of communities of practice

Type Examples
Knowledge brokers Clinical managers
Clinicians involved in management
Clinicians involved in research
Clinicians involved in quality improvement
Internal facilitators (e.g., knowledge transfer associates)
External facilitators (e.g., management consultants)
Boundary objects Dashboards
Powerpoint presentations
Quality and outcomes framework (QOF)
Primary care registers
Patient alert cards
Clinical pathways and protocols
Assessment tools
Boundary interactions Face-to-face meetings
Practice visits
Learning sessions
Online forums
WebEx conferences
Focus groups