Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Health Foundation

The role of the NHS in prevention – While the NHS remains first and foremost a treatment service, it also has a vital role to play in preventing ill health. In this issue, we explore ways our health service can help people to stay healthy, as well as treating them when they become ill.

The art of the possible: the role of the NHS in improving health

Zooming out to improve health

Anchored in the local community

Improving the health and wellbeing of 1.5 million NHS employees



Mental Health 2019 – Achieving the Five year Forward View

Over the last two year’s Govconnects series of Mental Health conferences have provided the platform for delivery partners across the system including NHS England, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Digital to disclose their next steps on the Five Year Forward view for Mental Health.

Inclusive of other key partners, including Mind, the Centre for Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation these events have allowed mental health professional bodies, providers, commissioners and users of mental health services to monitor progress set out in the implementation plan. For full information click here


Why we’re supporting social movements for health

For a number of years, Nesta has campaigned for people to be at the centre of their own health and care. We call this people-powered health.

Social change in health has been driven by passionate people coming together to fight for their rights and forge new ways of thinking. But it hasn’t been easy and we’d like to help.

Nesta’s new programme will support social movements in health to make sure that people who are those closest to communities are able to champion new approaches to health and wellbeing.


How can artificial intelligence help us be more creative?

Mapping innovation to steer better decision-making

What we’re reading…on collective intelligence


NIHR News & Research

NIHR announces 46 Senior Investigators for 2019 – The NIHR has announced the names of the 46 researchers who have been appointed as NIHR Senior Investigators in the 2019 round of awards. Senior Investigators provide research leadership to the NIHR, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care, and constitute a network of experts able to provide advice to the Department of Health and Social Care.  Continue reading NIHR News & Research

Leverhulme Trust

Nominations invited for Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2019 – The subject areas for 2019 are: Archaeology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Geography, and Languages and Literatures. The prizes recognise researchers at an early stage of their career, whose work has already had a significant international impact, and whose future research career is exceptionally promising. The closing date for nominations is 20 May 2019.

February Newsletter – click here for the full article


The British Academy

Funding Call: European Identities – The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences – active at any career stage – looking to develop and lead interdisciplinary projects on questions related to European identities under our programme on The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges.  For more information click here


Teaching in the Spotlight: Innovation for Teaching Excellence – Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 will position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context, in particular this year the conference will explore innovation for teaching excellence focusing on innovative teaching practices and pedagogies and seeking to uncover new practice which demonstrates or contributes to teaching excellence and is improving the student experience.

The venue for this year’s conference will be at Northumbria University in Newcastle and the conference will take place 2-4 July 2019.  Book before 2nd June for a 15% discount.

Education Endowment Fund Opens

Education Endowment Fund Opens Summer 2019 Funding Round – A new round of the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) general funding programme is now open to applications.

EEF will fund local authorities, academy sponsors, charities and other groups that bring forward innovative proposals to improve performance in the most challenging schools.
The overall objective of the programme is to break the link between family background and educational achievement, ensuring that young people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to fulfil their aspirations and make the most of their talents. Continue reading Education Endowment Fund Opens