Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UK’s NHS launches program to accelerate development of digital health tools

PARCA eNews – Sept. 5, 2018 – The National Health Service for the United Kingdom announced today a program to spur the uptake and spread of proven innovations that can benefit patients, populations and NHS staff through its NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

The program will focus on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and prevention and early intervention in cancer and cardiovascular disease.


Since its inception in 2015, the NIA has raised over £45 million ($59 million US) and supported 36 Fellows to deliver uptake of 37 innovations in 1,423 additional NHS sites

The program is open to local, national and international health and industry innovators, SMEs, charity/third sector, clinicians and academics. Applicants have until midnight on 24th October 2018 to apply, with opportunities to sign up to face-to-face events and online Q&A sessions to receive additional support in the application process.

Interested innovators must submit their applications for the program by Oct. 24.

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