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The Health Foundation: Innovating for Improvement

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The Health Foundation has launched the 5th round of the ‘Innovating for Improvement’ funding scheme.

Quick overview:

  • There is £1.5m available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas and approaches to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care in the UK.
  • Each project team will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation and measurement of the project.
  • Teams should demonstrate how their projects will lead to direct benefits or impact on patients.
  • They want to support clinical teams to develop their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gather evidence about how their innovation improves quality.
  • In this round of Innovating for Improvement the funder is particularly interested in applications for innovative projects either led by or working in close collaboration with primary care.

Partnership applications are strongly encouraged. Although the Health Foundation is encouraging applications to have a strong connection to and commitment from primary care partners, lead applicants could also include the following organisations.

  • Voluntary sector organisations
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Health Boards
  • Community providers
  • Mental health and learning disability services
  • Secondary care providers
  • Care homes
  • Independent sector provider
  • GP practices/federations

Further details can be access here at the: Funders webpage

If you have an idea, we strongly suggest you join in on the ‘information call’ the funder will be hosting on Friday 20 May 2016. The call will last an hour and you are able to submit questions in advance. If you would like to join the call, please contact:  The Information call offer applicants the opportunity to hear more about the programme and ask questions to clarify understanding


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