Closing the Gap is our improvement programme dedicated to bridging the gap between best practice and routine delivery of care.
Successful applicants were provided with around £400k, as well as a learning and development programme for the participating project teams throughout the 2 years of the programme.
Closing the Gap through Changing Relationships
Over 2011/13 seven teams worked on projects that aimed to change the relationship between people and health services.
To organise healthcare services around the needs of the people using them, the Health Foundation believes there needs to be a shift in philosophy, culture and behaviour in three key relationships: