National and international healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications at 5pm on Monday 1 August 2016.
The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking evidence-based innovations which improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology at lower cost. This year it is looking for innovations that address one or more of three population health challenges: prevention, earlier interventions, and long term condition management.
In its first year, the NIA supported 17 Fellows to take their high impact innovations to more than 345 NHS organisations, raising over £8.9 million in funding, and winning a total of 12 awards.
NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme Co-founder, Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, said: “The NIA offers an ideal opportunity for innovators seeking support to scale evidence-based innovations for greater patient benefit. The programme offers some fantastic benefits to successful applicants, including access to mentorship from a range of experts; pairing with an Academic Health Science Network Lead; peer-to-peer learning and support; speaking events at conferences; plus access to a bursary of up to £30,000.”
The aim of the NIA is to deliver on the commitment outlines within the Five Year Forward View to create the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.
The NIA is supported by the country’s 11 Academic Health Science Networks.
View information about the application process for the 2016 NIA, including guidance and FAQs.