Improving lives by speeding up the adoption and spread of high-impact innovations.
The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an award-winning national accelerator programme supporting dedicated individuals (‘Fellows’) to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system.
The scheme is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with all 15 Academic Health Science Networks. It is designed to support exceptional individuals to scale their innovations for greater patient and population benefit, and to share their learning, insight and expertise widely.
Fellows can be clinicians, academics, from industry (SMEs or large corporates), or from charitable and not-for-profit organisations. NIA Fellows receive support through several mechanisms, such as mentoring, peer community and a structured learning programmes. See image below.
Wessex AHSN supports the spread of NIA innovations across Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and South Wiltshire. Take a look at the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project to learn more about the support we offer.
You can read more on how the NIA works here.