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Health Foundation launches program supporting collaboration between healthcare professions, patients and the public


By Isabel Shaw
Reporter
10 January 2020

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The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m program that will allow five teams to develop partnerships between patients, healthcare professionals and researchers to improve healthcare services. 

The Common Ambition programme will provide the five winning teams with funding between £300,000 and £500,000 for two to three years. 

They will also be provided with individually tailored support packages to facilitate each team’s specific needs and goals. These packages will be worth between £30,000 and £50,000 and include services from coaching, training, facilitation and learning events. 

Successful teams will be expected to capture learning, measure their impact and create links with local systems.

The foundation also expects the winning teams to strengthen partnerships by working with organisations such as universities, clinical commissioning groups and academic health science networks

More details and full application guidelines of the Common Ambition program will be published in February. There will also be two events held by The Health Foundation on how to apply to the program and to help potential applicants connect with partner organisations. 

The events will be held in Leeds on 27 February 2020 and in London on 10 March 2020.

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