Calling all health & social care innovators


NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce the launch of three new funding opportunities within the 2019-19 Innovation Fund, with a total of £300,000 available. 

Two specific Innovation Challenges will look to fund the testing and development of innovative new solutions to ‘wicked problems’ in the system. Additionally, a Workforce Innovation Call seeks applications for new products, services and practices that aim to improve the infrastructure, experience and outcomes of the Primary Care Workforce.

Innovation Challenge 1: New methods of training to equip health and social care staff with the practical skills needed for effective application of the Mental Capacity Act.

The CCG is seeking innovators to:

  • Develop and pilot a new method for the delivery of Mental Capacity Act training, which provides trainees with enhanced, experiential learning through realistic and interactive decision-making scenarios.
  • We have a particular interest in applications that propose how new technologies such as film, digital media and simulation could be used for a scalable and sustainable solution.

Innovation Challenge 2: Who’s doing what, and where, in Primary Care? Developing systems to map current roles and model the future workforce. 

The CCG is seeking innovators to:

  • Develop and pilot an infrastructure for the measurement and mapping of workforce roles within Primary Care in Salford.

Workforce Innovation Call.

Applications are sought which align to the following NHS Salford CCG strategy group innovation priorities for the Primary Care Worforce in Salford:

  • Enabling and supporting joint working across health and social care services: Quality Assurance / Data systems and infrastructure.
  • Roles for AHPs and social care within primary care.
  • New roles to support capacity and transformation of primary care.
  • Developing primary care as a learning organisation.

Full details of the priorities and requirements for each available fund can be found at:

Successful candidates will also need to demonstrate that their submissions have relevance to, or impact on, the Salford Locality Plan.

Initial applications should be made via the application form and submitted (found at the bottom of this page) to

The Deadline for applications is 5pm on 8th February 2019.

Click the link above for more details.

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