THIS Institute Perioperative Care Fellowship

Closing Date: 26/01/2022

Fellowships to support activities in line with the NHS Elect’s Acute Frailty Network’s Perioperative Care for Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) programme.

Launched in January 2018, The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) was co-created by the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation to strengthen the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare. THIS Institute’s goal is to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS about how to improve quality and safety in healthcare, and to provide more clarity on what works in improving healthcare, what doesn’t, and why.

THIS Institute operates a themed fellowship programme that enables it to respond to important and emerging priorities. The programme is designed to create capacity and capability in the study of healthcare improvement throughout the UK.

THIS Institute has launched the themed Perioperative Care Fellowship to help secure the emergence and adoption of promising innovations in perioperative care for older people. The call will specifically support activities in line with the NHS Elect’s Acute Frailty Network’s Perioperative Care for Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) programme, which seeks to drive the adoption and spread of this service model across the NHS.

In scope are activities studying the conditions that enable spread of promising approaches to care across organisations, and the ways in which these approaches are replicated and adapted in diverse settings. Fellows will work alongside the POPS programme and should combine retrospective analysis of the initial round of support for spread of POPS with prospective research on future rounds.

Projects should focus on the following themes:

  • Organisational decision-making and participation in spread programmes.
  • How the spread of a new model of care takes place.
  • Evaluating uptake and its impact.

It is expected that the fellowship(s) will begin in early 2022. This fellowship should be completed in 15 months, or up to a maximum of 24 months if part-time.

Funding body Health Foundation
Maximum value £140,000
Reference ID S22997
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Medical Research

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