We are looking for your ideas to inspire improvement!
Trainee doctors are being asked to seize the opportunity to come up with ideas that will make training work better for them.
Health Education England's Better Training Better Care programme has £100,000 to fund innovative ideas through its Inspire Improvement! project. The funding is for trainee-led ideas that will improve their training and education, and in turn, improve patient care.
The trainee-led project ideas should demonstrate outstanding potential to meet the challenges set out in Sir John Temple’s recommendations, which are:
1. Training must be planned and focused for the trainees’ needs
2. Training requires a change from traditional perceptions of learning which recognises the modern NHS
3. Trainees must be involved in the decision making and implementation of training innovations that affect their present and future careers
Applications close on 2 April 2013. After this there will be a shortlisting process. An expert panel consisting of senior figures from Health Education England, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans will judge the shortlisted applications and award funding in late April 2013.
Howard Ryland Clinical Fellow at the Academy said:
"As trainees we are ideally positioned to see where things could be improved, but we can lack the senior support, financial backing or voice to be able to effect these changes. The Make a difference! project will change that. The BTBC programme has identified £100,000 to fund a number of trainee-led projects that demonstrate outstanding potential to meet the challenge set out in Professor Temple’s recommendations.
"There are no limits about what the project could look like, as long as it can show how it would positively impact on training and address one or more of the recommendations. Projects can have a local focus, but need to be generalisable in a national context. They also need to be sustainable, even when the original trainees have moved on... Good Luck!"
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