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Innovation Adoption Fund

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.

Teams from across our partnership were able to 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 was 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 innovations and improvement interventions, such as new (or changes to existing) practices, treatments, technology, processes, care pathways or services that improves health and care. This round of funding was focused on supporting patient safety innovations and improvements that reduce harm to patients.

Who was awarded funding?

Following a shortlisting and interview process, the following teams were selected:

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital: introducing a procalcitonin test to improve the management of patients with suspected sepsis in the Emergency Department
  • Royal Free London Hospital: implementing a new pathway to improve the management of women suffering from post-partum haemorrhage
  • Whittington Health: introducing a programme to train health care assistants to provide enhanced care (‘one-to-one’) for vulnerable or critically ill patients in hospital.
  • Homerton Hospital: introducing an “electronic whiteboard” to enable better detection of patients at risk of deterioration
  • Barnet Hospital: implementing a programme to transform the care of babies in the neonatal unit, which makes parents primary caregivers in partnership with clinical teams.

The teams will be concluding their projects by the end of 2019.

How to apply?

Applications for our innovation adopting fund are now closed.