Holders of all CSO awards must produce an executive summary (Focus on Research) as part of their final report. The aims of these summaries are:
- to provide more effective dissemination of research findings and implications to policy makers and health service managers in a form which is more likely to catch attention and provoke thought than a conventional research report
- to encourage researchers to consider how their findings may contribute to the development of health service policy and practice
CSO has guidelines for the writing of Focus on Research summaries. The summaries are available to download in PDF format and are indexed according to clinical areas. The lists are updated following each research advisory committee meeting.
From 2013 onwards summaries will be indexed using the UKCRC Health Research categories listed below. Each page includes a description of the type of research classified within that category.