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At the Health Foundation we have provisional board approval to work with NHS England to develop an ambitious initiative that will connect and support health care professionals with expertise in safety and wider quality improvement across the UK.
The Clinical Human Factors Group was set up by Martin Bromiley with support from the Health Foundation in 2007. The group is a broad coalition of healthcare professionals, managers and users of services who have partnered with experts in human factors from healthcare and other high-risk industries to campaign for change in the NHS.
Our Clinician Scientist Fellowships provide five-year funding for academic research proposals that will improve patient care.
The Closing the Gap in Patient Safety programme will support up to nine project teams to implement and evaluate tested, evidence-based patient safety interventions at scale.
Closing the Gap through Changing Relationships aims to transform the dynamic between people who use health services and those who provide them.
The focus for this Closing the Gap programme is on quality improvement projects led by clinicians who have a track record as influential leaders in their clinical networks.
GenerationQ is our flagship leadership programme. It aims to create a group of enthusiasts for quality improvement who will work with the Health Foundation on an ongoing basis to champion continuous improvement in healthcare.
This programme is an innovative kind of fellowship, which will provide four fellows with a unique mix of research funding, leadership development, and access to an international network of improvement science experts.
Our work in Malawi - the MaiKhanda programme - has been running since 2006. It aims to reduce by 30% the number of maternal and neonatal deaths in the Lilongwe, Kasungu and Salima districts of Malawi, working within the strategy already established by the Malawi Ministry of Health’s roadmap for maternal health.
This two-year programme began in June 2010 and involves encouraging commissioning of the IRIS mode (supporting GP practices to help them identify and refer patients who are experiencing domestic violence) by primary care trusts and providing educator training.
Open for application
As part of our Innovating for Improvement programme, we 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.
MAGIC (Making Good Decisions in Collaboration) is a programme which explores how shared decision making can be embedded into clinical practice as a core part of mainstream health services.
Open for application
We're working in partnership with England’s Academic Health Science Networks and NHS England on the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme, aiming to promote the uptake of innovation for patient benefit across the NHS.
The Patient and Family-centred Care programme is a partnership with The King’s Fund. It’s breaking new ground in improving the experience of hospital care for patients and their families, and the working lives of staff. We're currently looking for NHS provider organisations to participate in the next phase (please note there is no grant for this programme).
The PhD Awards for Improvement Science offer a new training opportunity for researchers to specialise in applied improvement science early on in their career, working with partners and collaborators in the health service, and ultimately contributing to the knowledge base of the science of improvement.
We are now preparing to implement and test the PRIMO tool more widely in four diverse healthcare settings. This work will focus on identifying key factors for successful implementation, refining the tool and assessing the impact of the tool on staff.
The prestigious Quality Improvement Fellowships programme allows clinically qualified senior NHS professionals to become equipped with the tools and techniques of quality improvement by spending a year at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (www.ihi.org).
Our Safer Clinical Systems programme takes a fresh and proactive approach to safety improvement. Rather than learning from harm and failure once it has occurred, the programme helps healthcare teams proactively identify potential safety breaches, enabling them to build better, safer healthcare systems.
The aim of the Safety Measurement and Monitoring programme is to test and develop Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues’ measurement and monitoring framework , translating their research into an approach/s that can be successfully adopted in diverse health care practice settings.
Our new Scaling up Improvement programme is now open for applications for up to seven teams to take successful health care improvement interventions and deliver them at a larger scale.
Shared Purpose is the third round of our Closing the Gap improvement programme, which aims to identify improvements, build knowledge and skills, and create new approaches to help transform the quality of healthcare in the UK.
Each year our Shine programme focuses on a different aspect of healthcare quality that reflects a key issue facing the UK health service. The 2011 Shine challenge is to find new approaches to delivering healthcare that reduce the need for acute hospital care while improving quality and saving money.
Our annual Shine programme focuses on aspects of healthcare quality that reflect the key issues the UK health service faces. This year the challenge is to find new approaches to delivering healthcare that aim to achieve one of the following: supporting patients to be active partners in their own care, improving patient safety or improving quality while reducing costs.
Our Shine programme focuses on aspects of healthcare quality that reflect the key issues the UK health service faces. This is your opportunity to test your innovative ideas for improving the quality of healthcare locally and gather evidence about its impact and effectiveness.
Spreading Improvement is our programme to facilitate greater spread of Health Foundation projects across health care and maximise the impact of our funding by supporting efforts to adopt, adapt and develop proven ideas, improvement approaches and solutions.
We are funding four health economies that are already engaged in self management support to find out more about how to effectively deliver self management support and to share their learning with others.
The Star (socio-technical allocation of resources) programme has devised a new approach to priority setting that combines value for money analysis with stakeholder engagement. It helps commissioners to extract increased value by showing them how to deploy their resources more effectively