NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme

The NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme (NIPP), commissioned by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC)  and the National Institute for Health Research, is designed to accelerate the evaluation and implementation of innovation that supports post-pandemic ways of working, builds service resilience and delivers benefits to patients. Its main objectives are:

  • to facilitate Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) and the Heath Innovation Network contribution to NHS Reset and Recovery by generating rapid insights in relation to promising innovations
  • to identify interventions that will contribute to Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and regional needs, aligned to the four Beneficial Changes Network themes; namely: remote consultation; remote monitoring; new approaches to service delivery; and Health and Social Care workforce
  • to build local capacity and expertise for evaluation and implementation.

The NIPP builds on the collaboration between the Beneficial Changes Network and the AAC providing competitive funding to enable Heath Innovation Networks and ARCs to work together to test promising innovations within their ICSs and generate rapid insights to support local decision makers about implementation.

The following projects have been funded and have now commenced activity that will be ongoing until March 2023:

  • Eastern Heath Innovation Network and East of England ARC – Understanding the implementation and impact of remote monitoring pathways in Integrated Care Systems
  • Health Innovation Manchester and Greater Manchester ARC – Optimising neighbourhood vaccination hubs in Greater Manchester
  • Health Innovation Network/ South London ARC – Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) in African and Caribbean communities
  • Oxford Heath Innovation Network/ Oxford and Thames ARC – Virtual clinics for managing transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke – developing a safe and effective model for post pandemic working
  • South West Heath Innovation Network/ South West Peninsula ARC – Evaluation to enable scale-up of Community Assessment & Treatment Units (CATUs) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s rural and coastal communities
  • UCL Partners/ North Thames ARC – Implementing a Learning Health System approach for the Community Diagnostic Centre programme in London
  • Wessex Heath Innovation Network/ ARC – Evaluation of the use, applicability and acceptability of digital remote monitoring for people living with frailty in the community, to inform development of frailty virtual wards
  • West of England Heath Innovation Network/ARC – Evaluating the use of Advanced Practitioner Additional Roles as a sustainable approach to expanding workforce capacity and improving the quality of primary care
  • West Midlands Heath Innovation Network/ARC – Acute assessment and medical care without hospital transfer for older people living with frailty
  • Yorkshire and Humber Heath Innovation Network/ ARC – Evaluation and implementation of (Community) Unscheduled Care Coordination to reduce hospital attendance
  • Imperial College Health Partners/ARC North West London – Improving Identification and Preventing Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kent Surrey and East Sussex Heath Innovation Network/ARC Evaluation Discharge to assess pathways in Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • Innovation Agency and NW Coast Heath Innovation Network/ARC – Neonatal Early Supported Transfer Home
  • North East and North Cumbria Heath Innovation Network/ARC Evaluating the impact of an evidence informed, digitally deployed, GP video intervention that aims to reduce opioid prescribing in primary care

For more information, please contact england.ahsn@nhs.net