NHS Innovation Accelerator - call for applicants for 2023 cohort!

NHS Innovation Accelerator – call for applicants for 2023 cohort!

Attention health innovators! The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is now accepting applications for its 2023 cohort of Fellows.

The NIA is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks. It supports individuals and their evidence-based innovations to scale across England’s NHS.

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.

For the 2023 intake, the NIA is seeking innovations that align with the NHS Core20Plus5 manifesto while addressing key theme areas of elective recovery and operational challenges post-pandemic.

Therapy areas of interest, as outlined in Core20Plus5, are:

  • Maternity
  • Mental health and severe mental illness
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Additionally, the NIA is looking for innovations that address urgent and emergency care.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate how their innovation actively alleviates health inequalities in practice.

To apply, you should be able demonstrate the following:

  • Significant outcomes for significantly lower cost
  • An evidence-base for your innovation that shows it is ready to be diffused across the NHS
  • A personal set of strong values as well as a passion for learning and sharing your insight widely
  • A commitment to scaling evidence-based innovations for patient and population benefit
  • A commitment to understanding health inequalities and to improving equity of access, experience and outcomes through innovation.

The NIA welcomes applications from innovators from all backgrounds, representative of the diverse nature of the NHS.

If you’re interested in applying and would like help with your application, the South West AHSN is available to support you.

The application period will close at 11.59pm on 28 October 2022.

To find out more, or to submit an application, please visit the NHS Innovation Accelerator website.

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