Call for applications is now closed

As of 15 September 2017, the Eastern Academic Health Science Network’s invitation to apply to the primary care accelerator to accelerate the implementation of genetics and genomics within primary care is now closed.

Eastern AHSN has received 4  proposals from those interested in the primary care accelerator and we are moving on the next phase in the process.

The selected proposal(s) will receive access to resources and funding of up to £75,000 to help successfully achieve local ambitions in return for the projects sharing knowledge of what works and what doesn’t across the region.

A panel of subject area experts will meet on 17 October 2017. The panel will decide which proposal or proposals will be taken forward. The applications  will be measured against the selection criteria identified in the application and identified below.

The successful applicants will be contacted for a kick off meeting. This will include review of the proposal, clarification of all aspects of delivery, issuing to the provider of a Memorandum of Understanding, evaluation methodology and first draft of a project plan.

The projects will be evaluated with a view to publishing an article in the appropriate journal as sharing the knowledge across the region.

Project impact

  • Does the project align to the five year forward view and / or increase the use of genetics across the eastern region?
  • Does the project impact on patients and patient care (measured by size of population impacted or depth of impact)
  • Is the project sustainable, scaleable and replicable?
  • Does the project improve productivity?

Project deliverability

  • What are the timescales for delivery?
  • What project dependencies exist?

During 2017/18, the second year of the primary care accelerator, we have prioritised supporting innovations that align to delivery of the NHS England Five Year Forward View and “improving outcomes through personalised medicine”, which explains how genetics will enhance care delivery across the NHS.

In partnership with East of England Genomic Medicine Centre, we are looking to accelerate the implementation of genomics within primary care by supporting a number of projects.

Your innovative genomics project will have one or more of the following ambitions:

  • More convenient patient access to health and care services
  • Increased use of personalised medicine, genetics or genomics to improve patient outcomes
  • Expanded multidisciplinary primary care

Proposals will need to meet the criteria provided below and if successful, will receive:

  • Matched funding of up to £75,000 to pump prime implementation of innovation
  • Access to relevant subject matter experts as appropriate
  • Access to a named project manager who will support the practice or federation to capture evidence from the evaluation
  • Priority access to Eastern AHSN transformational support events including access to subject matter experts and a network of other innovators

In return, the proposals will need to commit to:

  • Delivering an innovative programme of work within primary care that aligns fully to the five year forward view and improving outcomes through personalised medicine
  • Participating in evaluation of the project and sharing results as openly as possible (without compromising commercial sensitivity and / or confidential data)
  • Supporting fast followers should the project be successful (up to a maximum of five days)

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