Grants available for hospices in England to support development of IT systems

Categories: Care.

Information must be clinically and administratively meaningful and must further the development and spread of outcome measures, quality improvements and standardised costing methodologies associated with the palliative care development currency for adult and children’s services. 

Proposed systems must support the palliative care development currency and the palliative care clinical data set.

Successful applicants will participate in the quantitative testing process in 2015-16 and commit to working with the development currency, palliative care clinical data set and IPOS outcome measures going forward.

As palliative care clinical data set and IPOS outcome measures are specific to adult services, children’s services will not be required to commit to working with the data set or IPOS outcome measures at this time.

To apply for a grant, specialist palliative care organisations must:

  • Be voluntary or not-for-profit independent providers in England, which are not part of a national organisation or NHS organisation. Priority will be given to providers with a charitable expenditure of less than £2 million annually.
  • Be able to demonstrate local IT systems support or outline measures to ensure IT support is available going forward.
  • Be able to provide match-funding on a 50-50 basis and be able to demonstrate that match funding is or will be available on or before drawdown of any grant funding.
  • Be able to demonstrate how the capital investment will be used to improve local patient clinical and administrative information flows.
  • Be able to collect and return to NHS England three month’s worth of data in the format required for the palliative care development currency quantitative testing in 2015-16.
  • Be able to demonstrate the legacy and longer-term impact of the investment on the organisation’s clinical and administrative working practices.

To register your interest, and to be sent an information pack and bid template, email the Palliative Care Funding Team at England.PCF@NHS.Net with the subject ‘Capital grant’.

All bids are to be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 28 July 2015.

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