Health Foundation opens innovation programme

Written by Anthony Strzalek

The UK’s Health Foundation has selected 21 new projects to be part of the sixth round of its £1.5 million innovation programme.

The Innovating for Improvement programme aims to improve health care delivery and the way people manage their own health care through the redesign of processes, practices and services.

The selected projects will be led by clinical teams and will develop their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gather evidence about how their innovation improves quality.

The programme will run for 15 months, including a recommended set up phase starting in September 2017. Each team will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation and measurement of their project.

The innovative ideas will be tested in health care settings around the UK including primary and community care, secondary care and mental health services.

The Health Foundation has supported over 200 innovation projects as part of its Shine and Innovating for Improvement programmes.

The selection of these projects is currently subject to contracts being finalised with the lead organisation of each project.