Innovation adoption fund for patient safety

We offered innovators and adopters across our partnership the opportunity to bid for a share of £50,000 to help spread and implement innovations to improve patient safety.

Individuals, teams or organisations across our partnership that want to roll out or adopt innovations could bid for up to £10,000 of funding to support their work.

This new fund aims to plug the gap that exists for those wishing to implement existing innovations and improvements or work with potential adopters to further test their innovation.

What’s on offer?

Funding of up to £10,000 per team was available to support:

  • The adoption of an innovation or improvement intervention
  • The spread of an innovation or improvement intervention to one or more adopter sites
  • The testing and refining of an innovation or improvement intervention in partnership with one or more adopter sites

What types of innovations were considered?

Applications were considered for both innovations and improvement interventions. By this, we mean a new (or the incremental change of an existing) practice, treatment, technology, process, care pathway or service that aims to improve health and care. This round of funding is focused on supporting patient safety innovations and improvements that reduce harm to patients.

If you would like a discussion about whether your idea could be considered under this fund, please contact John Illingworth, Head of Patient Safety at or on 020 3108 2330.

How to apply?

Applications for our innovation adopting fund are now closed. Read more about our wider patient safety work here.