SBRI Healthcare – Competition 20 – Inviting Applications!
SBRI Healthcare, funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement, have launched a new competition seeking applications to tender for projects to develop technology-enabled solutions to two distinct challenges across the health and care system.
Health inequalities in maternity care
While the UK remains a comparatively safe place to give birth, maternity care is challenged by growing health inequalities, with women from minority ethnic groups and those living in the most socially deprived areas more likely to experience adverse outcomes of pregnancy.
Women from ethnic minority groups are more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth and are also at increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, miscarriage, and pre-term birth.
Under the Health Inequalities in Maternity Care challenge, three categories have been identified via consultation with clinicians, nurses and midwives, as well as other stakeholders working in provision of care across the maternity care spectrum.
Applicants are expected to respond to one of the three categories:
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Support to Women post-discharge
- Risk identification, stratification, and intervention
The deadline for applications is 6 July 2022 and more details, including full eligibility criteria, can be found on the SBRI Health Inequalities in Maternity Care Competition 20 webpages.
Autism and learning disabilities
Living with autism and a learning disability can be difficult for patients and their families due to significant health inequalities these communities face, including lack of access to sufficient support and care.
Despite attempts to tackle these challenges across a range of settings and services, the pressures on healthcare systems have continued to grow. This SBRI Healthcare competition seeks innovative solutions that will tackle challenges around the early detection of autism and/or learning disabilities, and around the provision of appropriate and relevant support and care equally to patients, their families and carers.
Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and in collaboration with Autistica, the Accelerated Access Collaborative and AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare is offering funding for innovations to support care in Autism and Learning Disabilities .
The funding competition is open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.
Applicants are invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle three specific challenges:
- Early identification and diagnosis
- Health inequalities and access to care
- Access to effective support and services
The deadline for applications is 6 July 2022 and more details, including full eligibility criteria and application process, can be found on the SBRI Autism and Learning Disabilities Competition 20 webpages.
SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England & NHS Improvement initiative, supported by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and managed by LGC Group. We aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.