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AskFuse is a rapid response and evaluation service for our policy and practice partners.  We aim to work collaboratively to find research solutions to pressing public health issues.

We work with partners in public health, local authorities, the NHS, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units, Public Health England, Voluntary and Community services, charities, and many other organisations.

AskFuse can help you to develop new guidelines, strategies, interventions, service reviews, evaluations, co-organise events and help in many other ways.  AskFuse does this by linking you with Fuse research experts to explore your needs, and agree the nature, timescales and cost of any work.  Research and evaluation outputs and recommendations aim to be useful, timely, independent, of high quality, and written in non-academic language.

Initial AskFuse enquiries and advice are entirely free.

One example of how AskFuse added value to an enquiry is the “Going Smokefree” project evaluation.  AskFuse helped to develop new partnerships, generate new evidence, support additional research proposals, source new funding, and facilitate knowledge exchange of the evaluation recommendations.  More information on this and other projects can be found here.

AskFuse has a vision of using knowledge translation and mobilisation to develop regional research capability and capacity.  We do this by increasing the flow of evidence into public health practice through developing and working in long-term partnerships with policy and practice staff.  AskFuse supports Fuse’s core aim of translating world–class public health research into value-for-money policy and practice.

Contact AskFuse here.