Dr Joanne Thomas. What makes a good application? RIF event – 29 July 2010. Overview. Criteria Key elements Common pitfalls and tips for success Round 4 and post-award. Criteria. Criteria (1) - recommendations. Criteria (2) - QIPP. Quality:
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What makes a good application?
RIF event – 29 July 2010
Read the guidance
Make the sound bite clear and memorable
Answer all the questions
Use numbers to support your claims (e.g. no. patients, potential cost-savings)
Remember that judges are not necessarily experts in your area
Provide background information
“They will read the applications in this massive bundle in snatched minutes of spare time, in their offices, in their laboratories, during boring meetings, on trains, buses and planes, in taxis, in bathrooms, in hotel dining rooms.”
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