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NHSX launches new challenge with £500,000 of funding available

23rd March 2020

Applications closed 1 April – If you have an innovation that matches the criteria below, please contact Medilink WM on info@medilinkwm.co.uk

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 per company to test their solution.

New technologies can help support the vulnerable, elderly and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. Within this challenge, NHSX is particularly looking for innovators able to support in the following areas. If this is your company, apply.

Please note: this competition is aimed at helping in the community, and NHSX is not looking for solutions that are trying to solve clinical problems or require integration with NHS systems.

Remote Social Care

  • Finding healthy and qualified carers who can provide support for those in need
  • Managing and delivering care in care homes
  • Delivering domiciliary care and technology in the home

Optimising Staffing in Care and Volunteering Sectors

  • Recruiting, training and certifying of doctors and nurses and professional carers
  • Volunteering – recruiting and triaging volunteers into clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Projecting demand for health and care workers across the country to improve deployment and management of resources
  • Tackling data gaps in the care sector to understand the financial sustainability and needs of care businesses

Mental Health

  • Discovering and delivering mental health services
  • Accessing relevant and inclusive peer 2 peer communities
  • Supporting self-management of mental health and well-being
  • Facilitating employee well-being

To find out more and to apply to visit https://techforce19.uk/

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