Presentation on theme: "I’ve got a great idea BUT..... GPQ Immunisation/NiGP network meeting May 2010 How am I going to make it a reality?????"— Presentation transcript:
I’ve got a great idea BUT..... GPQ Immunisation/NiGP network meeting May 2010 How am I going to make it a reality?????
Why is it hard working in this Network? Funding Contractual obligations – often very specific The focus of the Board and Senior Management Multiple programs to manage Limited time Multiple stakeholders to manage and please And the list goes on….. But generally it’s safe to say we are hard working, passionate and care about primary health care
Getting more from what we already have Grants Scholarships Awards Budget submissions From who? Pharma Core funding SBO/AGPN Tertiary institutions Governments Other institutions www.grantslink.gov.au www.grants.act.gov.au/health_comm_grants http://www.ruralhealthresearch.com.au/ https://www.gsk.com.au/community- involvement_immunisation-awards.aspx
How.....? Write down every good idea Talk about it with your peers Is there a need for this project? Know what you want to achieve – your overall objectives and specific aims Survey the current and past landscape Has this been done before? Did it work? How would it need to be adapted for my local situation? Is there literature/similar reports out there? Engage your organisation and partner organisations Have a plan (– including a budget)
Writing the proposal The Background General to the specific - Like an inverse pyramid International National State/Territory Local Why is this such a good idea? What are the problems faced? Has anyone else used this approach? Did it work? If yes – how can you do it better? If not – what would you do to make it work? Reference!!!
What’s next? – overall objective and specific aims To raise awareness of the importance of immunisation before, during and after pregnancy amongst health professionals and consumers. 1)To deliver continuing professional development to general practitioners, obstetricians and other health professionals about the importance of vaccinating this target group of women. 2)To develop an awareness campaign and appropriate resources for use in general practice and obstetricians’ rooms in the Territory and surrounding region for the target group.
The budget – never underestimate and talk to your finance officer
Make your timeline realistic – expect the unexpected
Plan your evaluation before you start - How will you measure any impact?
A few other tips... Assume no prior knowledge of the reader Get support from others before you submit Be prepared to meet funders ½ way Talk to the target audience during the process If not successful – don’t shelve it – rework and try again Enjoy the process – this can make your middle of the night idea a reality.
So what’s available right now? – GSK childhood imm awards