Dragon's Den Critical Care Innovation Project

We are pleased to announce the Dragons Den 2020 winner is Lisa McDonnell, Staff Nurse, Intensive Care, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust: Critical Care in a District General Hospital: a novel approach to rehabilitation in Critical Care

This year our three Dragons were Melanie Gager (Nurse Consultant in critical care, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust), Louise Gallie (former ICU patient) and me (Suzanne Bench, Professor of critical care nursing, London South Bank University). Despite stiff competition from her other two shortlisted competitors, Lisa’s passionate pitch and defence of her innovation during the Dragons’ questions secured her a critical care unit membership and £1600 towards development of a critical care rehabilitation table. We look forward to welcoming Lisa to our 2021 conference in Belfast to update us on her progress. Well done Lisa!

We also welcomed our winners from the 2019 Dragon’s Den competition back to conference this year. James Craig and Kevin Watret shared their experiences of developing an Emergency Transfer App (ETA) using the £2000 awarded to them by the BACCN. We look forward to further updates in the future.  Please see a recent chat by Karin Gerber with James and Kevin talking about their experience.

Dragon's Den 2021

The True Colours Trust/BACCN Dragon's Den

The Covid-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on nurses within Critical Care Units. The True Colours Trust (https://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/) has provided the BACCN with funding towards our 2021 Dragon’s Den specifically to support nurses in Critical Care Units to undertake:

‘Service Evaluations of Local Initiatives/ Quality Improvement Projects within their Units that enhance the physical and mental health and wellbeing of nurses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’.

Through the generous support of The True Colours Trust we have 4 awards totalling £2500 each that will be awarded after delivering a “elevator pitch” to our very own BACCN Dragons.

For the application guidelines CLICK HERE

BACCN Members Dragon's Den

Are you and/or your team planning and/or are already involved with a Research/Quality Improvement
project within your Critical Care Unit? Could you do with some funding to get your project off the
ground and/or develop it further? If this is the case, why not enter the BACCN Dragon’s Den?

Win either £2500 or £2100 and 1 BACCN Unit Membership (which is worth £400). The choice is YOURS.

For the application guidelines CLICK HERE

To submit your entry click here!

Please take note that members can only apply to one BACCN funding stream (BACCN Grants or BACCN Dragon’s Den) per year.


If you are not a current BACCN Member and want to benefit from this opportunity in the future, please join us...