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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open!

2nd September 2020

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations.

The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by passionate individuals from any background, including SMEs, clinicians, charity/third sector and academics.

In alignment with the current NHS priorities of COVID-19 Reset and Recovery, innovations put forward this year must address at least one of the following themes:

  • NHS response to COVID-19
  • Mental health
  • Supporting the workforce

The application period is open until 16 October 2020 at midnight.

You should apply if:

  • You have an evidence-based innovation that’s in use in at least one site
  • Your innovation addresses one or more of this year’s themes:
    • NHS response to COVID-19
    • Mental health
    • Supporting the workforce
  • You can demonstrate how your innovation leads to significant patient outcomes for significantly lower cost
  • You have a passion for learning and for sharing your insight widely
  • You have a commitment to scaling evidence-based innovations for patient and population benefit

Interested in applying?

Visit the NIA website  to learn more about the application criteria and process, find dates for informational webinars, and access the online application portal: https://nhsaccelerator.com/apply-2021/

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is also available to support you in completing your application.

For further information, contact the NHS Innovation Accelerator at nia@uclpartners.com

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