Healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator

NHS England, July 2016

National and international healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications at 5pm on Monday 1 August 2016.

The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking evidence-based innovations which improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology at lower cost. This year it is looking for innovations that address one or more of three population health challenges: prevention, earlier interventions, and long term condition management.

Click here for further information on how to apply.


Patients set to benefit through fresh boost to innovation

NHS England, 15 July 2015

More than £150,000 will be awarded to new ideas to address England’s biggest healthcare challenges in the first wave of this year’s NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes.

The Challenge is part of a broader drive to embed innovation across the NHS which includes the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Test Bed programmes, the vanguard sites around the New Models of Care and the Health and Care Innovation Expo in September…

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Insights on earlier adoption of medical innovations

Department of Health, July 2015

The aim of this study was to identify and gain insight into international examples of best practice where the use of new drugs, devices and diagnostics were already being accelerated.  The study explored systems across the world through which drugs, devices and diagnostics pass rapidly, identifying what works both in theory and in practice.

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Innovations in healthcare happening today

The King’s Fund, February 2015

The King’s Fund have produced a new digital report bringing to life examples of innovative practice from England and overseas to provide insight into future ways of changing health care for the better.

Drawing on the Time to Think Differently programme of work, the multimedia material presents the views of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, and includes a variety of audio and visual case studies.

Click here to view the report.