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.

The Social and Economic Value of Health

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£1.5m is available for research that will generate new knowledge on the ways in which the physical and mental health of a population shapes their social and economic outcomes.

Supporting networks to improve quality in health care

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This programme supported 30 established and emerging networks in their work to improve the quality of health care in the UK. It ran between 2011 and 2012. 

Stroke 90:10

Programme

This was a two-year improvement collaborative involving 26 hospitals in the north west of England. It aimed to change frontline practice and improve the rates of stroke sufferers leaving hospital with...

Spreading Self Management Support

Programme

This programme supported four health economies from 2013 to 2015 to find out how to effectively deliver self management support and to share their learning with others.

Shine 2014

Programme

This programme ran from 2014 to 2015 and awarded 23 teams with up to £75,000 for projects to develop new approaches to delivering health care.  

Shine 2012

Programme

This programme ran from 2012 to 2013 and awarded 30 teams with up to £75,000 for projects to develop new approaches to delivering health care.

Shine 2011

Programme

This programme ran from 2011 to 2012 and awarded 14 teams with up to £75,000 for projects to find new approaches to delivering health care that reduce the need for acute hospital care while improving ...

Shine 2010

Programme

This programme ran from 2010 to 2011 and awarded 18 teams with up to £75,000 for projects aimed at stimulating thinking, activity and the development of new approaches to improve quality and save mone...

Shared Purpose

Programme

This programme ran from 2012 to 2015 and supported nine teams with funding of £420,000 each to develop ways for corporate support and clinical teams to work together. It is closed for applications. 

Safety Measurement and Monitoring

Programme

This £1.8 million programme began in December 2014. It involved four regional improvement bodies applying Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues' measurement and monitoring framework.

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