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Jun 21

NHS Innovation Accelerator Call 2017 – launched

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – is now recruiting up to 12 Fellows representing high-impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally, which address one or more of the following challenges:

  • Mental health: To ensure that people at risk of or experiencing mental health problems can rapidly access effective and convenient care and support
  • Urgent and emergency care: To provide highly responsive, effective and personalised solutions for people with or at risk of developing urgent and emergency care needs
  •  Primary care: To support and strengthen primary care in its aim to ensure high levels of quality, satisfaction and timely access to diagnosis and treatment as close to home as possible

The NIA aims to accelerate uptake and spread of high-impact innovations across England’s NHS. In its first 20 months, the accelerator has supported 25 Fellows to deliver uptake of innovations in 469 additional NHS organisations; with over £28M raised in external funding, 51 jobs created, 14 awards won, and ten innovations selling internationally. The third annual call, open until 26 July 2017, aims to recruit up to 12 new Fellows. These Fellows will be exceptional individuals with a passion and commitment for scaling innovation for greater patient benefit, and for sharing their learnings widely.

The call is open to local, national and international entrepreneurs from the public services, charities, industry and academia. Applicants have until midnight on 26 July 2017 to apply, with opportunities to sign up to face-to-face events and online webinars to receive additional support in the application process.

For more information and to apply, please click here 

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To find out more about the Fellows and innovations currently supported by the NIA, click here
FTwitter bird logoollow @NHSAccelerator on Twitter or search #NIA17call to see supporting testimonials and impact case studies from current Fellows.