The NHS Cancer Programme is launching its second Innovation Open Call in cancer care on 5 April 2022. The call aims to identify the most promising innovations targeting earlier diagnosis of cancer and accelerate them into practice.
The call will support the ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), to diagnose three quarters of cancers at stages one and two, with 55,000 more people each year surviving their cancer for at least five years after diagnosis.
Up to £15million of funding will be available to test and evaluate innovations in real-world settings.
Applications are welcomed for new and innovative ideas, such as medical devices, digital health and equipment, behavioural interventions and new models of care.
A virtual matchmaking event will also take place on 24th of March at 2pm, to give companies the opportunity to work with NHS partners including Trusts, Cancer Alliances and Academic Health Science Networks.
The contracts awarded through the competition will be for a maximum of 18 months and for up to £5million per application (incl. VAT).