Global patient safety and wellbeing research initiative invites grant applications

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The MPS Foundation—a global not-for-profit research initiative that aims to shape the future of patient safety—has launched its second grant program.

Medical Protection Society (MPS)—of which Dental Protection is part—launched The MPS Foundation last year and its first research grant program received over 150 expressions of interest. Ten applicants were successful in securing funding for their research.

The Foundation is now inviting new research grant applications from both MPS members and non-members. It will invest in research and analysis with a key focus on patient safety and the wellbeing of healthcare professionals and teams, both medical and dental, and applications will again be considered from the jurisdictions, such as Australia, where MPS has members. 

Research projects supported by The MPS Foundation need to be academically robust and evidence-based. Available funding will range from AUD $9220 to AUD $368,839, depending on the scale, focus and duration of the proposal.

“Patient safety and the wellbeing of dental professionals and teams are more vital today than ever,” MPS Foundation chair Dr Graham said.

“Until now, funding for research into both has been limited, but this is all set to change with access to research funding through The MPS Foundation. As a global not-for-profit researchi nitiative, we aim to take non-clinical research in a new direction and transform the future of patient safety.

“Our aim is simple: to create sustainable global change through ambitious research that can be used to develop a knowledge base that improves patient safety, enhances the wellbeing of healthcare teams and reduces risks.”

Healthcare professionals can register their interest by visiting The MPS Foundation and entering their details via the online grant portal. Calls for expressions of interest close on 5 May 2023.

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