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Consultant Innovation Fund

The Public Only Consultant Contract (POCC) enables consultants to innovate in patient care.

The fund is available to support innovative research and innovation projects (a broad term that includes academic research and innovation projects). This may include other similar projects as specified by the employer from time to time.

Each consultant, upon application, may receive up to €8,000 per year from the innovation fund for this purpose.

The POCC 2023 also provides an additional €12,000 in funding, bringing the total amount claimable to a maximum of €20,000 per calendar year. This supports innovation by using the consultant's unspent CME.

Consultant Innovation Fund guidance document (PDF, 3.5 MB, 4 pages)

POCC Innovation Fund application form