The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme aims to make evidence-based healthcare innovation available to patients. NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens and National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh have announced seventeen successful applicants, in the UK and from abroad, to become healthcare pioneers. These will receive national support to spread the use of new technologies, processes and models of care to patients, hospitals and GP practices. These innovations are hoped to prevent diseases, or result in faster diagnoses, improved safety and efficiency of services and / or increased patient participation in decision making, self-management and research.
NHS Innovation Accelerator programme launched. London: NHS England, July 7th 2015.
On the cusp of an innovation revolution – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu. London: NHS England, July 7th 2015.
Also of interest:
Patients across the country set to benefit from the roll out of proven healthcare innovations. London: NHS England, July 6th 2015.
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NHS Innovation Accelerator. London: NHS England, July 2015.
Winners of a Different Biomedical Innovation Fund
The Medical Research Council contributed £13m to the fund and Innovate UK contributed £5m.
Medical innovations get £18m funding. London: BBC Health News, August 8th 2015.
An overview of NHS England’s achievements in innovation is to be presented at Expo 2015.
Time for the NHS to embrace Expo-nential Innovation – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu. London: NHS England, August 28th 2015.
Background Theory / Context on Improving the Diffusion of Innovation
The following review appears to have an enduring interest and relevance:
Greenhalgh, T. Robert, G. [and] Bate, P. [et al] (2004). How to spread good ideas: a systematic review of the literature on diffusion, dissemination and sustainability of innovations in health service delivery and organisation. London: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), 2004.
Fast Track Funding For Innovative Medical Technologies
The head of NHS England has announced more fast-tracking of cutting-edge innovations into the NHS frontline:
NHS Chief launches new fast track funding so NHS patients get treatment innovations faster. [Online]: NHS England, June 17th 2016.
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About the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). [Online]: NHS England, Updated June 2016.
The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) 2016 is seeking applications from healthcare innovators between Friday June 17th 2016 and August 1st 2016. The second round of applications may focus on three “challenges” based on population health needs:
(i) The NIA Prevention Challenge
“Up to 30% of cases of Alzheimer’s disease are attributable to modifiable risk factors”.
Prevention. London: NHS England / UCL Partners / AHSN Network, June 15th 2016.
(ii) The NIA Early Interventions Challenge
Early intervention. London: NHS England / UCL Partners / AHSN Network, June 15th 2016.
(iii) The NIA Management of Long-term Conditions Challenge
Long term condition management. London: NHS England / UCL Partners / AHSN Network, June 15th 2016.
November 2016 Update
Eight further health innovations are added to the NHS Innovation Accelerator scheme:
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens welcomes eight health innovations joining NHS Accelerator. London: NHS England, November 14th 2016.