The Curriers’ Company Millennium Healthcare Bursary is a funding opportunity for established primary healthcare professionals to undertake research or further professional study.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for established primary healthcare professionals to enhance the healthcare of disadvantaged individuals and families in Inner London. It can:

  • Provide funding for either, small research projects or further personal development.
  • Support a pilot study, prior to a more definitive research project, by providing protected time for the researcher or short‐term funding for a research assistant.
  • Fund further training or study likely to benefit the applicant’s patients. Examples might include a Master’s or Doctorate in Primary Care, relevant clinical training or other recognised postgraduate and post‐qualification courses.

The following are all examples of projects funded by the Curriers’ Company Healthcare Bursary ‐ a funding opportunity for primary healthcare professionals to improve the delivery of healthcare to the disadvantaged communities of Inner London:

  • A holistic approach to the referral of refugees with mental health problems.
  • Improvement in the delivery of treatment for TB amongst the homeless.
  • A study of language skills of multi‐ethnic children in East London.
  • Improving primary care workers’ responses to Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Antenatal care for traveller women settled in Hackney.
  • An audit of mental health issues amongst South Asian women in Tower Hamlets.
  • A series of training courses in palliative care for hospice and community care workers.

The Curriers’ Company, one of the ​1​10 Livery Companies of the City of London, marked the beginning of the 21st Century in a number of ways, one of which was to establish a Bursary for primary healthcare professionals to enhance the health care of families and children in Inner London who, through socio-economic deprivation or other adverse social factors, are at increased risk of physical and psychological illness. The Bursary provides funding for pilot research projects and professional development training courses. Applications are welcomed from any qualified practitioner in Primary Healthcare.

Completed applications are required not later than noon on 31 March 2017.
Interviews of short-listed applicants will be held on Thursday, 22nd May 2017 in the City of London. will give prospective applicants all they need to submit an application.