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.

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A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners from their local area to take action to improve health and address health inequalities through tackling...

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A programme to support health and social care policymakers to prepare better for the future.

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This £1.6m programme will fund projects that research the development and use of data as a mechanism for improving health care quality. Applications open in April 2019. 

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Five trusts took part in this programme during 2010/11. It aimed to achieve a breakthrough in patient and family experience, focusing on developing patient-centred care alongside strong staff engageme...

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This programme started in 2010 and looked at the emerging relationship between poorly managed patient flow through a hospital and the wider health care system, and the outcomes of care.

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Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is a tool for commissioners.

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This programme ran between 2014 and 2018 and offered five projects funding of between £250,000 and £500,000 for original research on informatics in health improvement. It closed for applications.

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A grant programme for UK Public Health Network organisations to work with partners from outside of public health to take action on the social determinants.

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Activating ideas together through Q's new funding programme

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This programme funded original research into identifying the barriers and facilitators for translating acquired improvement skills into frontline practice. It is closed for applications.

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