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£1.5 Million for Innovative Improvements to Health Care Delivery

The health foundation - Inspiring improvementThe Health Foundation has launched a £1.5 million Innovating for Improvement fund to help 20 teams test and develop innovative ideas and approaches to improve health care delivery in the UK.

The health Foundation are looking for projects that aim to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care through the redesign of processes, practices and services.

The programme is looking to support clinical teams to develop their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gather evidence about how their innovation improves quality.

The aims of this programme are to:

  • Encourage health care services to develop innovative approaches and ideas to improve health care quality.
  • 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.

Each team will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation and evaluation of the project. The funding for each project within this programme will run for up to 15 months, including a recommended three month set-up phase beginning in May 2015.

Applications are welcome from any health or health and social care provider organisation in the UK where health care services are delivered free at the point of delivery, and educational bodies are eligible to take part as a partner organisation.

For further information please visit the Health Foundation website.

There is a two stage application process for this programme (see How to apply) and the deadline for the first stage of applications is 12 noon, Tuesday 5 August 2014, with full applications due on 24 November 2014. 

Please note that the Health Foundation reserve the right to close ahead of this deadline date if the programme is oversubscribed.

Medilink East Midlands: Horizon 2020

The planned launch of Horizon 2020 is January 2014 and there are important new developments that are included in the programme; one being the emphasis of funding specifically for SMEs and the other being a strong emphasis on Healthcare.

To find out more, attend ‘Horizon 2020: Healthcare Funding & Collaboration Opportunities’ on Wednesday 11 December at BioCity Nottingham.

The EU UK National Contact Point for Health will give an overview of H2020, specifically focusing on the health call priority areas and timings of the various calls. We will also have a panel discussion where your specific questions will be answered.

To register for this no-charge event please complete the online booking form http://www.medilinkem.com/events/events-list/2013/12/11/horizon2020

EPSRC: Healthcare impact partnerships

EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC are inviting outline proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships in the area of advanced materials and nanotechnology for healthcare. A budget of £5 million is available to support projects that will progress previous EPSRC funded research in advanced materials and nanotechnology towards translation within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions.

This call is open to eligible UK academics who have held an EPSRC grant or portfolio of grants in advanced materials and nanotechnology. Applicants will be required to work in partnership with at least one industrial partner to progress their previous research outputs towards translation. Partner(s) will be expected to provide a financial contribution to support the project and play an active role in development of the research project and pathways to impact.

Proposals will be assessed on the impact generated from their previous EPSRC funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the quality of the proposed research and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards translation.

To apply, please visit the EPSRC’s website, or contact Research and Income Generation Support at Research and Enterprise.

  • Issue date: 30 May 2013
  • Closing date: 16:00 on 24 July 2013

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: New Calls for Proposals

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have announced a number of new calls for proposals. Brief details of each call are below, but for more information just click on the links!

Evaluating approaches to commissioning care homes for older people in Essex.

The overall picture of the world of risk and regulation in care homes for older people is contradictory, complex and contested. We know good relationships really matter to people living and working in care homes.

We want to understand how approaches to risk can be developed in ways which support these good relationships and improve quality of life.

Closing Date: 23.59pm on Friday 30th November 2012

Paperwork for care, not for the courts

The overall picture of the world of risk and regulation in care homes for older people is contradictory, complex and contested. We know good relationships really matter to people living and working in care homes.

We want to understand how approaches to risk can be developed in ways which support these good relationships and improve quality of life.

Closing Date: 23:59pm on Friday 30th November 2012

Poverty and ethnicity in Northern Ireland: a new research project

This call is for proposals for a research project which will increase understanding of the relationship between poverty and ethnicity inNorthern Ireland.

Closing Date: 23.59pm on Tuesday 27th November 2012

Evidence review: what makes a city’s economy successful?

This call is for an evidence review on economic growth in cities. It will inform our thinking for future JRF work on cities, growth and poverty.

Closing Date: 23.59pm on Sunday 2nd December 2012

Evidence review: how can economic growth better reduce poverty in cities?

This call is for an evidence review of our understanding of how economic growth can better reduce poverty in cities. It will inform our thinking for future JRF work on cities, growth and poverty.

Closing Date: 23.59pm on Sunday 2nd December 2012

Understanding the business models used in forced labour in the UK

This call is for proposals for a project to explore the nature of the business models operating where forced labour is used.

Closing Date: 23.59pm on Monday 19th November 2012

 

Upcoming NIHR Funding Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for NIHR funding, here is a brief summary of the upcoming opportunities and deadlines:

Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme is now accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream.

Closing date: 19 July 2012

http://www.netscc.ac.uk/hsdr/fundingresearcherled.html?src=alert_04_12_04

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme – New funding opportunities

The EME programme is inviting applications to its new NIHR commissioned workstream. Proposals are sought in the following fields:

• Retinal diseases

• Diagnosis or Assessment of Infection

Please note that proposals must be written within the remit of the EME programme.

Closing date: 18 June 2012

http://www.eme.ac.uk/funding/Commissioning.asp?src=EMEC_April12_3

Researcher-led workstream

The EME programme’s researcher-led workstream is an ongoing research funding opportunity funded by the MRC and is currently open for outline applications.

Closing date: 17 July 2012

http://www.eme.ac.uk/funding/Researcher-led.asp?src=04_12_1

NIHR i4i Call for Product Development Awards

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme invites research proposals to develop innovative medical technologies that will address existing or emerging healthcare needs for the benefit of patients in the NHS. i4i supports collaborative research and development involving at least two partners from industry, academia or the NHS.

Applicants must provide evidence that their proposed medical product is viable (for example, evidence of initial bench research and a study of the commercial market). All applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be required to present a high level summary to the selection panel and take part in a question and answer session.

Closing date: 13 June 2012

www.i4i.nihr.ac.uk