Personalised Care Innovation Projects (England)
Supported by NHS England and Improvement
The application process in 2021 is now closed.
2021 Application Information:
- Do you want to make a difference to people by delivering excellent personalised care?
- Do you need funding to help get your ideas off the ground?
- Do you want to develop your leadership skills?
Project funding and a programme of professional development are now available for projects that seek to improve personalised care for people, led by community and primary care nurses, in England.
All project leaders benefit from the QNI’s highly rated professional development programme and funding of up to £5000.
We are actively looking to fund projects that are led by nurses from a Black and minority ethnic background.
More About Personalised Care
Personalised care means people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered. It is based on what matters to them and their individual strengths and needs.To read more about personalised care on our website, go to: https://www.qni.org.uk/nursing-in-the-community/personalised-care/
Short Case Study
A wheelchair user, ‘John’, was at high risk of pressure ulcers due to his immobility and finding pressure relieving equipment uncomfortable. For five years, John had been able to maintain his skin integrity by applying dressings which were not covered by the organisational formulary, and although he paid for them himself, this was not sustainable. When the dressing was identified as inappropriate and changed by another nurse, he sustained a grade 2 pressure ulcer which then required three visits a week for dressing changes, which limited John’s independence, increased his pain and reduced his ability to shower. After a review and adopting a person-centred approach, the specialist district nurse negotiated with the GP, providing evidence that prescribing John’s preferred dressing was more cost effective than doing three visits a week. Thinking outside the box and providing person-centred care reduced John’s pain, improved his wellbeing and improved his relations with community services.
- With thanks to Gail Goddard QN