1) Provision of Clinical Education and communication
The Christie Charitable Fund
Funding provided towards the development of the Christie Proton School, which will facilitate a bespoke range of educational programmes to local, regional and international clinical and academic communities on all aspects of Proton Beam Therapy.
Grant £125,000 in 2019
Kings College – Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care
Funding for the provision of a lecture theatre and its associated training rooms within the New Institute of Palliative Care. Cicely Saunders Foundation’s mission was to create a ‘global’ gold standard for palliative care to ensure that pain is relieved to the fullest extent possible.
Grant £1 million.
Pennine Acute Trust
Creation of a ‘state of the art’ acute simulation suite sited at the Royal Oldham Hospital and redevelopment of existing facilities at the North Manchester General Hospital site to create a bespoke community and multipurpose simulation facility.
Wansbeck General Hospital
Creation of significant acute simulation suite incorporating a six bedded bay, six simulation rooms , four classrooms, IT control room, wet room , technical room and various office space. The simulation suite will serve 11 hospitals in the North Tyne area.
Facility opened in Autumn 2016.
Arthur Rank Hospice
Funding provided for an education and training suite in a new build hospice in Cambridge. The regional training facility is used for the training of health care professionals wanting to specialise in palliative care. The training is provided to GP practices, psychiatrists and their teams, and the local hospitals of Addenbrookes and Papworth.
Facility opened Autumn 2016.
James Paget Hospital
Upgrade of a simulation suite and purchase of a new Sinman.
Completed summer 2015
2) Innovation and educational technology and processes
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Funding provided towards the development and construction of a new active learning and teaching space with the aim of creating a technologically advanced environment to support global health leaders of the future.
Facility opened December 2018
3) Medical professionalism and leadership
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
Delivery of an ‘Expert ‘ Leadership Development Programme and Evaluation of Doctors in Post Graduate Training and of new Consultants. The aims of the programme are to equip them with the skills to engage in leadership and management and include:
- Improving the quality of care experienced by patients in the UK through better medical leadership.
- Inspiring , equipping and enthusing a highly select group of senior trainees and new consultants with the potential to be the senior leaders of the future.
Projects related to new models of care
Funding for research into developing alternative treatments for prostate cancer. The results of the research are now being incorporated into innovative patient treatments.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Research Fellowship – the aim of which is to change cultural attitudes amongst medical practitioners by embedding awareness and practice relating to young carers in the specialist training of all doctors.