Programmes

Our programmes test out new ideas for improving the quality of health care and fund research

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Our aim is to take the best ideas and encourage uptake throughout the NHS, and publish research findings that will be useful to both policy and practice.

Shaping places for healthier lives

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Opens Nov 2019

A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners from their local area to take action to improve health and address health inequalities through tackling...

Shaping Health Futures

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A programme to support health and social care policymakers to prepare better for the future.

Insight Research Programme 2019

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This £1.6m programme will fund projects that research the development and use of data as a mechanism for improving health care quality. Applications open in April 2019. 

Hospital Pathways

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Five trusts took part in this programme during 2010/11. It aimed to achieve a breakthrough in patient and family experience, focusing on developing patient-centred care alongside strong staff engageme...

Flow Cost Quality

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This programme started in 2010 and looked at the emerging relationship between poorly managed patient flow through a hospital and the wider health care system, and the outcomes of care.

Star: A tool for commissioners

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Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is a tool for commissioners.

Insight Research Programme 2014

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This programme ran between 2014 and 2018 and offered five projects funding of between £250,000 and £500,000 for original research on informatics in health improvement. It closed for applications.

Taking action on the social determinants of health

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A grant programme for UK Public Health Network organisations to work with partners from outside of public health to take action on the social determinants.

Q Exchange

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Activating ideas together through Q's new funding programme

Translating improvement skills from training to implementation

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This programme funded original research into identifying the barriers and facilitators for translating acquired improvement skills into frontline practice. It is closed for applications.

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