The Charity’s Chief Executive Barbara Cathcart said: “The Just Doc Its are designed for medical staff who come up with projects to enhance patient care by improving diagnosis or treatments, improving access or innovating a service. They will be awarded with up to £2,500 per project that would otherwise not happen without this quick injection of funding.
“As with our Just Do Its awards which we have be funding for general and nursing teams for some years, the distinguishing feature of Just Doc Its will be to have a quick funding approval process. This is designed to help doctors to feel motivated and empowered to make a direct impact on their patients’ care.”
The very first Just Doc Its funding has already been allocated for a project developed by Dr Carol Roberts who is the Chair of the NUH Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Advisory Group. Dr Roberts submitted an application for the funding of four Medical Appraisal iPads for the collection of patient feedback. The iPads will be used by doctors to allow their patients to give anonymous feedback about their doctor and service.
The new Just Doc Its are being launched with the support of Nottingham Hospitals Medical Director Dr Keith Girling who joined Barbara Cathcart to promote the awards.
Nottingham Hospitals staff wanting to apply for either Just Do Its or a Just Doc Its funding can find the application forms on the Charity’s page on the NUH intranet