Scaling up improvement programme

The Health Foundation invites applications for its scaling up improvement programme. This seeks to support projects that aim to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care.

Projects need to show how ideas, interventions and approaches that have been tested and shown to improve care at a small scale can be delivered at a larger scale.

The Health Foundation is looking to fund projects at a care pathway, health board, clinical network, organisational level or regional and national levels.

Applications from primary, secondary and tertiary care are welcomed, or across boundaries such as health and social care including mental health, learning disabilities, care homes, maternity and children’s services as well as home care. Applications can come from any health or health and social care provider organisation in the UK where services are free at the point of delivery.

Teams’ proposed improvement project must demonstrate how they intend to impact on an identified problem. Interventions must have been already tested in the same setting, been shown to improve care and be ready to be implemented at a larger scale.

The programme is eligible to organisations from the UK, but not to individuals or sole traders. Organisations are expected to work in partnership and applicants must demonstrate that a relevant, influential organisation can assist in order to increase the likelihood of a wider impact.

£3 million available for up to seven teams

Projects are expected to last for up to two years. (If a private company or profit making organisation is part of the partnership, only 15 per cent of funding will be allocated).

Deadline for first stage of the application process is 12 noon, Monday 16 June 2014.

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