Deadline: 3 June 2016
The Health Foundation is inviting applications for its Innovating for Improvement Grants to test and develop innovative approaches to improve health care delivery and/or self-management of health care, through redesign of processes, practices, services and models of delivering care.
The aims of this programme are to:
- Encourage health care services to develop innovative approaches and ideas to improve the quality of health care.
- Build a portfolio of well-described, real-life examples readily available to other health care organisations.
- Contribute to the evidence base of what can be done to improve quality.
- Generate solutions for further testing and demonstration at scale in health care.
- Build the capacity and capability for innovation and quality improvement.
Participating organisations can expect to benefit in many ways, including:
- funding of up to £75,000 for each of the successful projects
- the opportunity to deliver a genuine and sustainable improvement in health care
- protected time to test and implement an innovative improvement in a serviceeg. part of the funding can be used to backfill posts in clinical and leadership positions
- opportunities to connect with other project teams and to strengthen existing networks or develop new networks
- opportunities to be seen as innovators in health care improvement
- tailored on-site support and access to quality improvement experts
- opportunities to inform the Health Foundation’s agenda for influencing policy and practice nationally and internationally.
- The Innovating for Improvement programme is open to applicants from across the UK. This programme is targeted at teams with experience in change and project management, measurement and evaluation and with strong clinical leadership.
- Some applicants may apply as a partnership of organisations working together. Within such partnerships, we will expect one organisation to act as the ‘lead applicant’ or ‘lead organisation’ and the other organisation(s) as partners.
- The lead organisation must provide, commission, support or deliver health services free at the point of care in primary, secondary or tertiary care, or across boundaries such as health care and social care; if a non-NHS provider of health services, the organisation must be commissioned, or in an authorised position, to provide these services through the appropriate channels across the UK (eg registered with the Care Quality Commission in England). These providers must be able to demonstrate that more than 50% of their work is with NHS-funded patients.
How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted through an online process.
Eligible Country: UK
For more information, please visit Innovating for Improvement.