IMPROVE UK Pilot Awards

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IMPROVE UK Pilot Awards now open. 

Ovarian Cancer Action, the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity, recently secured funding from the UK Government Tampon Tax Fund to support a project to address systemic and regional health inequalities for women with ovarian cancer.

The best survival rates in the UK are close to the highest in the world, and yet we currently have one of the poorest average 5-year survival rates amongst high income countries. The Ovarian Cancer Audit Feasibility Pilot has shone a spotlight on some of the inequalities faced by women with ovarian cancer.

Applications are now open for funding for best practice improvement pilots at NHS Cancer Centres across the UK. These impactful pilots will seek ultimately to improve survival rates and immediately upon implementation address inequalities in patient care.

This opportunity is open to established clinicians with a strong record of ovarian cancer, based at a hospital anywhere in the UK. We will award grants for 4 to 8 collaborative pilots for a one-year clinical/service transformation improvement programme. £800k will be shared across the successful pilots and funding will be allocated across the four devolved nations of the UK. We are actively encouraging cross-centre collaborative bids.

If you missed our webinar for applicants you can now watch it on-demand here.

Target Established clinicians based at any hospital anywhere in the UK
Focus Improving outcomes by reducing health inequalities in ovarian cancer across the UK
Deadline for submission 27th September 2021
Funding decision November 2021
Grant duration 1 Year (Pilots must start in January 2022)
Maximum value Up to £100,000 per project

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