The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is delivered collaboratively by NHS England and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).
A new search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launched on 5 September 2018, focusing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and prevention and early intervention in cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The NHS NIA is now recruiting up to 12 Fellows representing high-impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally, which address one or more of the following themes:
The NIA aims to accelerate uptake and spread of high-impact innovations across England’s NHS. The NIA Programme Board is chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England. In its first three years, the accelerator has supported 36 Fellows to deliver uptake of 37 innovations in 1,423 additional NHS sites; with over £45M raised in external funding, 226 jobs created, 52 awards won, and 21 innovations selling internationally.
This Call - the fourth of its kind - is open until 24 October 2018, and aims to recruit up to 12 new Fellows. These Fellows will be exceptional individuals with a passion and commitment for scaling innovation for greater patient benefit, and for sharing their learnings widely.
The Call is open to local, national and international health and industry innovators, SMEs, charity/third sector, clinicians and academics. Applicants have until midnight on 24 October 2018 to apply, with opportunities to sign up to face-to-face events and online Q&A sessions to receive additional support in the application process.
For more information, and to apply, visit www.nhsaccelerator.com/apply.
To find out more about the Fellows and innovations currently supported by the NIA, visit www.nhsaccelerator.com/fellows-and-innovation.
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