A Course on Barrier Identification & Solution to Address Guideline Implementation Challenges


This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills in assessing local context barriers and developing relevant and practical solutions to implement best practice clinical guidelines.


At the end of this workshop, the participants will:

  1. Learn and understand our innovative local context barrier identification strategy
  2. Know and demonstrate skills in developing solutions to address the barriers in context (includes stakeholder involvement)

‘We do what we do’ in guideline development and implementation because we want to improve healthcare practice and services to achieve optimum outcomes for patients. However, if we fail to focus on the ‘real context’ challenges (i.e., lack of healthcare professionals to deliver treatment, lack of communication/coordination between policy makers, healthcare providers and guideline developers, patient/individual resistance to the recommended care, etc) then all efforts placed in designing the best implementation strategy will be put to waste.

Barrier identification and barrier solution are critical in ensuring that guidelines serve their purpose and that guidelines have an impact in improving clinical practice, patient outcomes and the healthcare services, which is the theme of the G-I-N 2018 Conference (purpose and impact of guidelines). Very little attention has been given to ‘real context’ barrier assessment and almost no attention has been given to providing ‘real context’ barrier solutions, thus many of the guideline implementation strategies have not been successful.

In this workshop, we will be addressing this gap and we will be teaching innovative and practical strategies in barrier identification and barrier solutions because it is time to face the barriers. We will be presenting our case studies where we have applied and tested our strategies.

This course will be of interest amongst guideline developers, policy makers, researchers and any health professional.

See more at the G-I-N Website for the 2018 G-I-N Conference here