Projects we fund We fund hundreds of improvement and research projects around the UK looking for ways to improve the quality of health services


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Workforce research project

Improvement project

Using collective employment power to positively influence the social determinants of health and address workforce challenges, this project will involve developing a shared local plan to enable the mos...

Diversifying NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s supply chain

Improvement project

This project aims to diversify NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s supply chain and will involve analysing existing supplier data and developing an engagement programme to provide a bespoke range of suppo...

A Charter to Action – Anchor Youth Partnership

Improvement project

With the aim of supporting young people’s employment opportunities in Mid and South Essex, this project will involve developing a Youth Partnership to improve pre-employment support for young people, ...

Evaluating and embedding social values in procurement

Improvement project

This project will develop and implement an evaluation framework for social value procurement, with the aim of generating learning and identifying improvements and best practice.

Introducing a Foundation School in Health at Bassetlaw

Improvement project

This project will involve developing a model of engagement with schools and young people that will inform, shape and deliver a ‘Foundation School in Health’ in the Bassetlaw area.

Anchoring on the coast: co-designing an anchor framework

Improvement project

Working with communities facing multiple disadvantages across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, this project will embed five community researchers who will work with the Trust’s research team to co-devel...

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Innovation Hub

Improvement project

This Hub will help bring together regional innovation, health and care, and academic stakeholders, to understand what drives health inequality and how implementing innovations can help.

Dorset Innovation Hub

Improvement project

This Hub will focus on supporting proven innovations and understanding their impact in the local context before they are scaled up, while ensuring that the sustainability of innovations is fully under...

Manchester Innovation Hub

Improvement project

Led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, this Hub aims to improve health outcomes for the diverse population the Trust serves, using digital as the initial exemplar.

Bradford and Craven Innovation Hub

Improvement project

This Hub will focus on ageing well, and in particular anticipatory care, enhanced health in care homes, and urgent community response – as part of efforts to address the increasing health inequalities...

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