To tackle some of the challenges within the health service, and to stimulate wide-scale improvements in the quality of health care, innovative approaches are needed.
However, good ideas only become good practice when there’s an opportunity to develop, test and gather evidence to support them. This is the idea behind the Shine programme. It was designed to support health care practitioners to try out new ideas in ways that can be measured and proven.
In this final round of Shine we are supporting teams that have come up with new approaches to delivering healthcare that aim to achieve one of the following:
We chose 23 health care teams with outstanding, innovative ideas to take part in Shine 2014. We are providing them with funding of up to £75,000 each to run and test their quality improvement ideas.
Over the course of 15 months, the project teams will develop and test their innovations, putting them into practice, and gathering evidence about their impact and effectiveness.
The project teams and their partner organisations are from across the UK and include NHS foundation trusts, clinical commissioning groups, royal colleges, charities, universities and social enterprises.
All project teams started their three-month set-up phase by June 2014, with the implementation period running from September 2014 to August 2015. A final event to share learning will be held after that.