2015 Invitation to Apply


Each year, GAIN  invite the health and social care community to apply for funding for the development of regional guidelines or the undertaking of regional clinical audit.

The invitation process

August 2015

Invitation to apply

October 2015

Close of application submission process

December 2015

All applicants informed of decisions

April 2016

Commencement of all Guidelines and audits


The closing dates for acceptance of applications will be Friday 30 October 2015.
Applications received after each closing date will not be accepted. 

Funding application forms and guidance can be downloaded by clicking on:



All Clinical Audit applications MUST be discussed with your Clinical Director and Trust Clinical Audit Department. Your application is then required to be signed by your Trust Clinical Audit Manager and Project Lead


All Clinical Guideline applications MUST be discussed and signed by your Clinical Director and Project Lead.


Projects should meet the following criteria 

  • Meet an identified priority e.g. SAI, NI HSC priorities or specified by DHSSPSNI /CMO 
  • Evidence based Standards must be identified e.g. NICE, Royal colleges, KPI, Service  frameworks 
  • Ability to provide evidence of a support network e.g. buy-in from Trust Executive Management Team (EMT) or relevant professional forums.
  • Have a multi-skilled project team 
  • Audit Data to be collected regionally and all Trusts represented on the audit project team advisory/steering group 


GAIN Annual Conference

GAIN invites you to their Annual Conference and Health and Social Care Quality Awards on 22nd October 2015 at the Rosspark Hotel, Kells. This year we will be looking at Quality Improvement – the Way Forward within the Health & Social Care Community. To reserve a place on the conference or submit an abstract for the Health and Social Care Quality Awards please follow the link below.




Further information can be obtained from either the GAIN Office or website:


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