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The West of England AHSN Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019/20


7 March 2019

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) have embarked on an exciting programme of work to support the development, spread, and adoption of new innovations or improvements that will deliver better quality healthcare outcomes for patients, whilst providing better value for money for commissioners across the region.

The WEAHSN are inviting health and care professionals from across the West of England to work with them to help realise the potential of their innovations and improvements on a larger scale.

The Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019 is an open call to healthcare professionals in the West of England who have an evidence-based idea for an initiative or project that will improve healthcare. The applicant must have gathered specific research or evidence to suggest it will improve the quality of patient care, and the applicant must have previously implemented the project at least on a small scale.

The goal is then to enable the development and spread of this great idea across other organisations in the region.

What the WEAHSN can offer

We will work closely with chosen applicants starting with a feasibility study to explore the opportunities for wider spread of the innovation or improvement. We will have a view to then project managing the proposition, ensuring they and their host organisation receive appropriate acknowledgement and credit. We will recompense the applicant’s time for any related activity that supports the adoption and spread of the initiative.

Priority will be given to applications that:

  • Have a strong evidence base
  • Are ready for wider adoption and spread
  • Align with one or more elements of the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Have Senior Executive sponsorship from their organisation 

How to apply:

If you’re interested, please contact Lisa King, Senior Programme Manager for more information.

Application deadline: 26 April 2019

Further information

Further information and to download the application form & guidance document: WEAHSN Evidence into Practice Challenge 2019

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