Health Inequalities in Maternity Care
Up to 6 months
The NHS has made a strong commitment to achieve equity of access and improve perinatal outcomes, as demonstrated in their five priority areas, the associated interventions outlined in the equity and equality guidance for local maternity systems, and finally, the four pledges to improve equity for mothers, babies and staff.
Under the Health Inequalities in Maternity Care challenge, three categories have been identified via consultation with clinicians, nurses and midwives, as well as other stakeholders working in the provision of care across the maternity care spectrum.
Applicants are expected to respond to one of the three categories:
The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public, and third sectors, including charities. The competition runs in two phases (subject to availability of budget in 2022/23):
Those submitting applications will need to provide information on the following key criteria:
The competition is open to single organisations (contracts are executed with individual legal entities) based in the UK or EU from the private, public, and third sectors, including companies (large corporates and small and medium enterprises), charities, universities and NHS Foundation Trusts, as long as a strong commercial strategy is provided. Organisations based outside the UK or EU with innovations in remit for this call can apply as subcontractors of a lead UK/EU based organisation or via a UK or EU subsidiary.
Collaborations are encouraged in the form of subcontracted services as appropriate.Contact us