Shire Innovation Fund for Specialist Nurses in Bowel Care
The Shire Innovation Fund for Specialists Nurses (SpNs) in
Bowel Care (formally the Shire Innovation Fund for IBD Nurses) is part of Shire
Pharmaceuticals' continuing commitment to supporting initiatives that improve
the outcomes for patients with IBD and bowel continence disorders
The aim of the Fund is to support nurses working in IBD and continence advisors
working in bowel care who want to develop their services further for the benefit
of patients with IBD and bowel continence disorders.
The Shire Innovation Fund for SpNs in
Bowel Care can provide grants of up to £1,500 (total Fund £7,500) for nurse-led projects that further medical care
for patients with IBD and bowel continence disorders.
If you are a nurse
or continence advisor providing care to patients in
the UK with IBD or bowel disorders you can apply to the fund. The Fund is open to all types of proposals
which show development of local IBD or continence advice services such as
providing resources for auditing and research activities, participation in
congress or educational programmes, purchasing of equipment, patient education
materials, short practical and vocational courses that will give immediate
benefit to patients, and much more.
Please note that the Shire Innovation Fund cannot
provide funding for all or part of a course that can lead to a professional
qualification, for example, a degree, degree module, diploma or postgraduate
diploma (whether or not it is the applicant’s intention to sit the relevant exam
or not). Examples of previous successful projects can be
found in the Shire Innovation Fund newsletters, which you can
download by clicking on the links on this page.
Apply Online or By Post
We recommend that you read
top tips on how to make your application successful. It provides
some useful hints on what the judges look for when reviewing the applications.
On the Application Form:
- More information on the Fund and how to apply
- Address for applications by post
Click here for the application form and to apply online.
The Shire Innovation
Fund for SpNs in Bowel Care is very proud to have the support of an independent judging
panel comprising of experienced IBD specialist nurses and continence advisors.
applications are provided to the panel in an anonymised form so that an unbiased
and fair decision can be reached. Please note that Shire does not receive any
details of the applications or the applicants until after the judging process
has been completed.
If you have any questions about the application process or the Fund itself,
please do not hesitate to email: