Closing the Gap is our improvement programme dedicated to bridging the gap between best practice and routine delivery of care.
We are able to provide successful applicants with around £400k, as well as a learning and development programme for the participating project teams. Our support extends throughout the course of the two-year projects.
Each year’s programme has a distinct focus.
Over 2011/13 seven teams will be working on projects that aim 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: