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Community nurses urged to enter NHS Innovation Fund

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Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England invited community nurses to enter innovation awards.

Mr Stevens encouraged the attendants to submit innovative projects with the chance to receive £650,000 for successful projects, during the keynote speech at the annual QNI Conference on 29 September.

The 2014/15 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes includes specific challenges that focus on diabetes. Other areas that will be covered by the prizes are infection control, use of technology, rehabilitation, and digital patient and clinical engagement.

A mentoring programme will also be offered to the winners, to ensure that the projects remain sustainable in the long term.

Entries for the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes are now open

The deadline for entries is 7 November 2014.

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