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A Regional innovation Fund (RIF) of £5million was launched by NHS England in November 2013, to support and promote the adoption of innovation and the spread of best practice across the NHS. Bids for the fund were invited from NHS England, the NHS and Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and were managed by an Independent […]
NHS England is today inviting GP surgeries to apply for part of a £50m ‘Challenge Fund’ to pilot improvements in access to appointments for up to half a million patients. As part of the Challenge Fund at least nine pilots will be set up with at least one in each region of England to support […]
An innovative team helping prisoners with long term lung conditions breathe better and feel better have won a Nursing Times Award for their flag ship project. The group of six, who all work at Maidstone Prison, scooped the Respiratory Award 2013 prize after diagnosing more prisoners with conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), helping […]
From today, NHS organisations can bid for part of a £100m fund to buy innovative technology to support nurses, midwives and care staff with improving patient care. The £100m ‘Nursing Technology Fund’ was announced by the Prime Minister in October last year. It will fund mobile and digital technology to allow nursing, midwifery and care […]
Manufacturers of radiotherapy equipment who are planning innovations that may change the shape of cancer care are to pitch to NHS England, Cancer Research UK and radiotherapy experts in a dragons-den style event to show the latest products available for carrying out innovative radiotherapies. The event, which takes place on the 8th and 9th October, […]
NHS England has today launched a new scheme inviting applications to oversee the NHS Innovation Fellowship that will help improve patient care and deliver value for money. The NHS Innovation Fellowship will bring together 15 world-class innovators to work with NHS senior leaders, clinicians and Academic Health Science Network leaders to embed and foster a […]
NHS England’s Tim Kelsey and Beverley Bryant are holding a morning event specifically for health technology start-up companies and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The event will provide an opportunity to meet the NHS England team and find out how NHS England is supporting entrepreneurs including how organisations can get involved in future events and […]
The NHS Commissioning Board is looking for good examples of online tools to help people improve their health and wellbeing. It is creating a directory of online tools, often called apps, to help people find the best online tool for their condition or health need. People and organisations who are designing online tools for specific […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has set out its plan for a small number of national networks to improve health services for specific patient groups or conditions. Called strategic clinical networks, these organisations will build on the success of network activity in the NHS which, over the last 10 years, has led to significant improvements […]