MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety and clinician wellbeing

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MPS Foundation dental research
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Medical Protection Society—of which Dental Protection is part—has launched the MPS Foundation: a new, global, not-for-profit research initiative to help shape the future of patient safety through the funding of ambitious healthcare and dental research.

The foundation will invest in research and analysis, with the key focus being on areas of patient safety and clinician wellbeing—both medical and dental.

The Foundation is part of MPS—the world’s leading protection organisation—which currently supports more than 300,000 doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals, and has almost 130 years of global healthcare experience and expertise.

The MPS Foundation is being launched across each of the countries and regions where MPS has a member base, including Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Caribbean, and is open to applications from both members and non-members.

The research projects supported by the MPS Foundation will have to be academically robust and evidence-based. Available funding will range from £5,000 to £200,000, or equivalent in local currency, depending on the scale, focus and duration of the proposal.

“Patient safety is dear to the heart of all healthcare professionals,” dentist and MPS Foundation chair Dr Graham Stokes said.

“By establishing the MPS Foundation, Medical Protection Society will support research to help improve patient safety and care, enhance clinician wellbeing and reduce clinical risks.

“As the world’s leading protection organisation, our aim is simple: to create sustainable global change through ambitious research.

“The MPS Foundation will develop an international knowledge base that can be applied locally, leveraging our organisation’s global reach.”

Healthcare professionals can register their interest by visiting www.thempsfoundation.org and entering their details via the online grant portal.

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