Funding opportunity for east of England primary care

The EAHSN, in partnership with the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre, aims to accelerate the implementation of genomics within primary care

Primary care is the first contact point for most patients when they need to access healthcare services, and primary care practitioners act as a lynchpin. They connect people and providers of care services while delivering a continuity of care to all patients regardless of health or other status.

With this in mind, the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) has created the Primary Care Accelerator: a programme of support aimed at fast-tracking innovations being adopted within the region’s primary care sector.

Focus on genomics

For the second year of the Accelerator, the EAHSN has partnered with the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre with the aim of accelerating the implementation of genomics within primary care.

Selected proposals from primary care practices or federations will receive access to resources and funding up to £75,000 to achieve their local ambitions in return for those projects sharing their knowledge across the region.

The team is looking for innovative proposals with one or more of the following aims:

  • more convenient patient access to health and care services;
  • increased use of personalised medicine, genetics or genomics to improve patient outcomes; or
  • expanded multidisciplinary primary care.

The deadline for submission is 12 noon on 1st September 2017. Proposals will need to meet specific criteria, and details of these and other information are available via the EAHSN website. If you have any further queries, please contact