Health Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards in Improvement Science - King's College, London

King's Improvement Science has been awarded funding for a prestigious doctoral fellowship in the field of improvement science in healthcare. King's College London is one of only eight leading centres in the UK chosen to host these fellowships by the Health Foundation http://www.health.org.uk/, an independent charitable foundation that works to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
This fellowship offers a new training opportunity to specialise in improvement science to outstanding individuals early in their career. It will enable them to work with partners and collaborators in the health service, and ultimately contribute to the knowledge base of the science of improvement. Fellows will be supported by social and clinical scientists and have access to the Health Foundation Improvement Science Network. One four year fellowship will be available for students on a full-time basis for either 3 plus 1 (3 year PhD plus 1 year post-doctoral) or 1 plus 3 (1 year MRes plus 3 year PhD). The PhD studentship will commence in January 2014 and provide an annual tax-free stipend of ?15,740, rising to ?18,221 in year 4. Full coverage of tuition fees and a conference/travel and research costs allowance is also included.

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT 8 November 2013. This deadline is absolut

Subject areas

The Fellowship will be available to students wishing to undertake a PhD research degree around the two themes outlined below.

1. Relationship between costs and quality in healthcare and commissioner valuation of stroke treatment

2. What counts as improvement in NHS and social care to service users and patients?

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