Funding and Support for Improvement Projects 2016
We are pleased to announce £320,000 in funding that has been awarded to the following five Research Driven Improvement Projects (Round 7)

Ref No. IP018
Non- Invasive Ventilation - Improving outcomes and patient experience with understanding
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Dr Susannah Bloch

Ref No. IP019
Time critical treatment for hand and wrist fractures: the virtual fracture clinic
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Mr Raymond Anakwe

Ref No. IP006
Better information to improve the parent experience of neonatal care
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Dr Chris Gale

Ref No. IP013
Implementation of the IBD registry database: acceptability, safety and effectiveness in specialised gastroenterology outpatient service
Northwest London Hospitals NHS Trust - Dr Naila Arebi

Ref No. IP011
SHINE2 improving physical health care for people with severe mental health problems
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust - Dr John Green



NIHR CLAHRC for Northwest London has new funding available to support improvement projects as well as build capacity within the sector. This is an exciting opportunity for funding and tailored support for organisations to accelerate change, improve care for patients and support staff development. 

Successful applications will undertake a quality improvement project for patient benefit that will last 18 months with expert, practical support and further resources from CLAHRC NWL. 

The call for registrations of interest for Research Driven Improvement Projects has now passed. 

Projects who have successfully passed the Registration of Interest stage can download the full application form here and the project costing template here.

Further resources to support you to complete the full application form are available here:

  • Click here to read and download frequently asked questions 
  • Click here to read and download the Full Application Guidance.
  • Click here to read and download the How To Guide. 
  • To see an example of a completed full application form click here. To see an example of the project costing schedule click here
  • Click here to read and download guidance for Q6.4 of the full application for Research Driven Improvement Projects Based on 4Pi National Involvement Standards. You can read and download the full 4Pi National Involvement Standards report here.
  • Click here to register at QI4U, our online Quality Improvement learning modules.

If you would like to discuss this funding call please contact Vimal Sriram (Learning and Improvement Fellow) on v.sriram@imperial.ac.uk or Catherine French (Collaborative Learning and Partnerships Theme Lead) on catherine.french@imperial.ac.uk in the first instance. 



Timelines: 

Launch of Research Driven Improvement Projects: 05 November 2015

Deadline for Registrations of Interest: 15 February 2016, 5:00pm (deadline extended from 29 January 2016)

Successful registrations of interest announced: 29 February 2016

Pitching improvement ideas: 14 March 2016

Deadline for full applications: 21 April 2016

Successful projects announced: 15 June 2016

New projects launched: September 2016