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Blog: 75 years young – Why having an innovation culture is so vital to the NHS’s longevity
The NHS has a long-standing history of innovation since it was founded in 1948, which has been a crucial factor in transforming the healthcare industry. From pioneering procedures such as intra-ocular lens implants and total hip replacements, to critical technologies like computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the NHS has always been at the […]
Creating an NHS for all: the importance of increasing public involvement in research
The past few years have shown how vital research is to meeting the health challenges facing our society. Research is the foundation to transformational changes in healthcare, and, fundamental to the continued advancement in patient care and outcomes. Today NHS England signs up to the Shared Commitment to further public participation in research. This shared […]
Blog: Not ‘hard to reach’ – increasing diversity in research participation
Data from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has revealed that UK geographies with the highest burden of disease also have the lowest number of patients taking part in research. Dr Natalie Darko, Associate Professor of Health Inequalities at the University of Leicester and author of Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups […]
AAC awards funding to pioneering innovations that help deliver a greener NHS
The AAC via SBRI Healthcare has awarded £6 million to eighteen innovations that will accelerate a Net Zero NHS. Climate change is a threat to global health, with air pollution alone accounting for up to 38,000 deaths a year in the UK, according to the Chief Medical Officer’s report. Considering its impact on human health, […]
Accelerated Access Collaborative announces £11 million investment in stroke, cardiovascular disease and respiratory innovations
The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) through Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare has awarded over £11 million of funding to 21 new innovations in stroke, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. Cardiovascular disease is the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS over the next decade and respiratory disease is the third […]
Developing a shared view: Enabling innovation and adoption in health and social care
Innovation has been central during the global COVID-19 pandemic in finding solutions to complex and urgent challenges. As a way of supporting innovation, the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have worked in partnership with providers and stakeholders to develop a set of 6 evidence-based principles that are crucial for providers […]
AAC board meeting papers from 4 March 2020
Here are the board papers from the 4 March 2020: Agenda and minutes.
AAC board meeting papers from 23 October 2019
Here are the board papers from the 23 October meeting: Agenda, minutes, AAC delivery update, patient and public involvement in the AAC, advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) and tumour agnostic/histology-independent products.
AAC board meeting papers from 26 June 2019
Here are the board papers from the 26 June meeting: Minutes, role of boosted Accelerated Access Collaborative, and measuring the impact of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.
Nearly three quarters of a million patients set to benefit from world-leading innovations on the NHS
3D heart modelling to rapidly diagnose coronary disease and an advanced blood test which can cut the time it takes to rule-out a heart attack by 75% are among a raft of technological innovations being introduced for patients across the NHS. New innovations have already reached 300,000 patients, and speaking at the Reform digital health […]