NHS Assure £1.55m Research and Innovation Fund: Update and Q&A Online Event

date and time icon 29 Nov 2023 12:00 PM  to  1:00 PM Location of Event Online webinar

Edinburgh Napier University are administering a £1.55M research fund on behalf of NHSScotland Assure.

The NHSScotland Assure Research Service’s remit is to achieve a coordinated portfolio, supporting the development of evidence-based guidance, to deliver safe healthcare environments that are free from avoidable risk. The Edinburgh Napier team are particularly interested in applications from consortia and inter-disciplinary teams, though applications from individuals are equally welcome.

The fund has been on hold whilst a process review was completed. It is now being reopened with immediate effect. There have been a few updates, enhancements and changes to the webpage and some processes.

The fund is open for applications and impactful research in the following areas:

  • Water systems, including drainage (design, installation, commissioning and maintenance (DICM)
  • Ventilation systems (DICM)
  • Pathogens, the microbiome, AMR, transmission risks and burden of disease in the hospital environment
  • Hospital design, including size and single room provision
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19
  • Human factors/Ergonomics and Infection Prevention and Control
  • Climate change requirements and the unintended consequences on built environment risks.
  • The role of safety and harms in relation to medical gases, electrical systems and fire safety.

Lunch & Learn Session, 29 November 2023

This online session will provide further information from NHSScotland Assure and Edinburgh Napier University regarding the changes and enhancements that have been made followed by a Q&A session. The next call deadline is 5 January 2024.


Once you register your place via EventBrite, you will receive an email invitation to join this event through MS Teams in advance of this event on 29 November at 12.00pm.

Further information about the fund:

Web: NHSScotland Assure Research Service (napier.ac.uk)

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