BSW ICB receives funding to help increase diversity in research participation

The BSW Together Integrated Care System has received funding for the second phase of project to increase the diversity of people involved in research projects.

Following the successful completion and evaluation of a NHSE phase one project, BSW ICS has been successfully awarded further funding for phase two that will seek to expand the learning gained from phase one.

The overall aim of the project is to increase diversity in research by developing a sustainable research engagement network, appointing research champions and looking for ways to overcome the barriers to participation from some communities in BSW.   

The awarded funding will go towards increasing the programme’s reach to a range of communities across BSW and help to develop research that matters to those communities.

The second phase of the programme also aims to fund training for health care professionals on decreasing inequalities in health and care to improve outcomes for people who are from a marginalised background.

Funding for the project was awarded by NHSE Research England

Dr Sarah Green, BSW Academy Director at BSW Integrated Care Board, said:

“We are delighted to receive this funding which will enable us to progress our work to further involve members of diverse communities across BSW to shape and participate in our research programmes.”