Health Foundation – Improving Young People’s Health

This year the Health Foundation is beginning to implement a long-term strategy to improve people’s health in the UK.

Applications for research are invited to further the understanding of factors that shape young people’s future health prospects, as part of a Health Foundation inquiry on the topic.

The project requires a research partner with a track record of high quality policy and practice research in the field of young people (specifically between the ages of 12 and 24 years old and transitions to adulthood).

The aim is to produce a quantitative picture of the factors that contribute to today’s young people having healthy lives, now and in the future, and recommendations for the actions necessary to improve future health prospects.

Bids of up to £180,000 for research completed over 18 months are invited.

There will be an information call on Wednesday 17 May 2017, further details are available on the Health Foundation website.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5 June 2017


Health Foundation – Insight 2017 Programme

The Health Foundation’s £1.6 million Insight 2017 funding programme is a research-led open call supporting original research to improve health care quality in the UK.

Ideas are invited for research that advances the development and use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK.

For details see the Health Foundation website.

The programme comprises two funding streams:

  • Small-scale awards – up to £100,000 to support innovative research that is particularly novel or conducted at a small scale, completed over 18 months.
  • Large-scale awards – between £300,000 and £400,000 for substantive studies of innovative and ambitious research with the potential to support transformational change, completed over three years.

The call aims to fund research that either:

  • broadens the involvement of patients in the design and collection of clinical audit and registry data, specifically the collection and use of patient reported outcomes
  • demonstrates the value of linking clinical audit and registry data to other data, to improve the value of health care
  • explores variation in metrics of clinical quality and outlier identification to determine priorities for improvement.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25 July 2017.


The Health Foundation – Scaling Up Improvement

The Health Foundation – Scaling Up Improvement

Do you have a health care intervention or approach that has been proven to deliver better care?

  • Are you ready to deliver your intervention or approach at scale?
  • We’re looking for teams with approaches or interventions that have been successfully tested at a small scale, shown to improve care and are now ready to be implemented more widely.
  • Apply now to receive up to £500,000 funding to support the implementation and evaluation of your project.


Scaling Up Improvement supports teams to take successful health care interventions or approaches and deliver them at scale, to improve health care in the UK. The Health Foundation will support up to seven projects that aim to scale and spread tested interventions or approaches to improve the delivery of healthcare services. Projects must be able to make improvements at scale at care pathway, health board, clinical network, organisational, regional or national levels. Your project should result in direct impact on patient outcomes within the timescale of the programme.

Due to the range of skills and experience required to deliver an improvement project of this scale, it is expected that a number of organisations will need to work together in partnership to deliver a successful project.

To apply read the information below and complete the screening tool to check your eligibility.


Health Foundation Webinar – people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

You can now register for the Health Foundation webinar ‘Practical learning and tips to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing, which draws on findings from the Realising the Value programme.

The programme brought together expertise from a wide range of people including: those with lived experience, the voluntary sector, practitioners, providers and policy makers. It sought to enable the health and care system to support people to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to play an active role in managing their own health and to work with communities and their assets.

A core part of the programme was working with local partner sites to explore five person- and community-centred approaches in depth to understand how they add value and what works to embed and spread them in practice.

During the webinar:

Creative Minds and Penny Brohn UK, two of the partner sites will share their insights about how person and community centred approaches have helped people they support to improve their health and wellbeing.

You will hear the personal stories from people with lived experience about how these approaches have had a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.

To register for the Webinar visit the Health Foundation website.


Health Foundation – Improvement Science Fellowships

The Health Foundation will support up to five Senior Research (post-doctoral) fellowsips in the field of improvement science in the UK. The Improvement Science Fellowship includes a unique leadership development programme and facilitated action learning sets.

This senior post-doctoral fellowship offers three years’ funding to lead original, applied research dedicated to improving health care in the UK. The Improvement Science Fellowship includes a unique leadership development programme and facilitated action learning sets, enabling Fellows to develop their potential to become leaders in the field and build practical knowledge about what works to improve health care.

Closing date – 5 July 2016

For further details see the Health Foundation website.