*** Deadline extension: Friday 14 June 2024 ***

Are you doing something really well, better than other areas that is improving health and wellbeing? – for example an initiative that is helping to reduce health inequalities? Do you have some evidence that it is making a sustainable improvement? Are you motivated and excited to spread your work to other organisations?

Then read on, as Health Innovation West of England wants to help you!

Following on from the success of our previous Evidence into Practice calls, Health Innovation West of England will once again be providing comprehensive support to spread evidenced-based innovations that improve the health of people in the West of England.

Watch this short video of Dr Rebecca Thorpe, project lead for SHarED (Supporting High impact users in Emergency Departments), talking about her experience of being selected for the Evidence into Practice call in 2019 and the support she received from us to spread SHarED across the West of England.

Who should apply?

We’d love to hear from anyone in the West of England working to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their community. You might not work in a traditional ‘healthcare’ role, but if you are improving the health of people in any way then this opportunity could be for you.

Lead applicants should be motivated to champion the spread of their innovation across the West of England into multiple organisations. We will prioritise innovations that are currently being delivered to a significant number of people and that indicate a likelihood of scalable impact. The application guidance provides further details about the selection criteria.

We welcome applications from:

  • Teams delivering the innovative work on the ground, such as organisations within the following sectors: education, local authorities, voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith (VCSEF), the NHS and adult social care.
  • People who have developed innovations that have some evidence of health benefits when delivered in the West of England.

Through this programme we are not seeking academic research projects or direct applications from manufacturers. , however if you wish to discuss your product with us please contact healthinnowest.innovation@nhs.net and visit our Innovation Exchange for further details, we’d love to learn more.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Kate.Phillips17@nhs.net.

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Application support

Programme briefing:

Watch the Evidence into Practice team give a 20 minute briefing to understand the what, when and how of the programme. Please note, since recording the briefing the deadline has been extended to 14 June.

View a recording of a programme briefing.

Drop in clinics:

Do you have an application idea? Unsure if it will meet the selection criteria? Unsure how to answer an application question? Need some help with articulating the impact/benefits of your project to date? There’s no need to book, just drop in to a clinic at a time that suits you to have a chat with one of the team.

Click on the meeting link below to join the meeting. You may be placed in a queue until our experts are available to speak to you

Monday 29 April 9:00-10:00

Tuesday 7 May 10:00-11:00

Thursday 16 May 16:00-17:00

Friday 24 May 8:30-9:30

Tuesday 28 May 12:00-13:00

Monday 3 June 10:00- 11:00

Tuesday 11 June 12:00- 13:00

Feedback on draft applications:

Applications submitted by 10 June can be reviewed and commented on by Kate Phillips, Project Manager for Evidence into Practice. Your application will be returned with feedback by 13 June. Please note applications submitted on or after 10 June won’t be considered for this initial feedback.

Introduction to data and evidence webinar:

Our facilitator Petra Downing, the Evaluation and Insight Programme Analyst at Health Innovation West of England, guides us through the basics in this webinar and provide prompts to help participants demonstrate the impact of their health and care innovations.

Watch the introduction to data and evidence webinar.

Download the resources doc to accompany the webinar.

Highlighting Net Zero benefits:

Are you unsure how your solution delivers on the objectives for the NHS achieving Net Zero? Do you need some help articulating the carbon footprint of your work? The resources on our Net Zero webpage for innovators may be helpful.