In partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing, we offer grants of up to £7500 for UK nurses to undertake research or development projects, to improve lives for children with haematological or neurological conditions
The ‘Different Disciplines, Common Experience' programme includes a total grant fund of £150,000 available over 3 years. The programme will enable up to 25 specialist nurses to deliver nurse-led projects. The projects will lead to permanent improvements in patient care and support, and will also enhance the status, confidence and skills of specialist nurses. The findings of each project will be communicated widely.
We will be announcing the winners of our 2012 round in late October.
Current projects from the previous rounds
Linda Brooks - Bradford Royal Infirmary: Developing an evidence-based Transition pathway for young adults with haemoglobinopathies.
Celia Brand – Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh: Bones and Brains – the role of Vitamin D in childhood epilepsy.
Nicki Mackett – Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool: How does past family experience of Severe Haemophilia A influence today's mothers' management of her own child's haemophilia?
Caroline McAlpine – Scottish Spina Bifida Association: Growing up with confidence – supporting teenagers with continence self care needs to access advice via Telehealth.
Sharon McCloskey – Northern Ireland Children's Hospice: Getting Home – an assessment of the outcomes of ‘step down care' for children with complex healthcare needs experiencing delayed discharge from hospital.
Heather Newell – Barts and the London NHS Trust: Understanding the needs and supporting young people with Sickle Cell Disease during transition from children's to adult services.
Louise Smith – Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool: Development of a comprehensive educational package for children, adolescents and families living with Sickle Cell Disease and for health professionals involved in their care.
Mark Whiting – Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust: “My Marvellous Tablet” – use of mobile technology to support children and young people with complex healthcare needs in the community.
Neil Williamson – Evelina Children's Hospital, London: Pilot of TANDeM support group for young people with Tic Disorders.
Melanie de Witt and Peta Sharples – North Bristol NHS Trust: Qualitative study of needs of children with Acquired Brain Injury following discharge from an in-patient neuro-rehabilitation facility.
Ann Brown - Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Epilepsy and Emotions – an educational intervention project: Development of a toolkit for use in hospital and community settings.
Nadia Conway - Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle: Development of an interactive audiovisual learning package to improve the assessment and management of muscle spasms and abnormal tone in children with neurological disability.
Kate Khair - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London: Expert patient / self-management programme for young men with Haemophilia using social media.
Laura Neely - Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool: Audit of emergency admissions of children with epilepsy to Alder Hey Hospital – assessing the accuracy of routine collected data and identifying risk factors for admission.
Elizabeth Stevens - Luton NHS Community Services: Improving information provision on childhood epilepsy for South Asian families: Translation and update of ‘Epilepsy and Children' booklet.
For more information about the programme please contact Richard Piper on 01494 890 465.
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