The NHS Cancer Programme is launching its second Open Call for Innovation in cancer care on 5 April 2022.
The NHS Cancer Programme at NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) are looking for innovations or new approaches that will increase the proportion of cancers that are diagnosed at stage one or two. This includes innovations in the broadest possible sense, including behavioural interventions, software, or new models of care.
The call aims to identify the most promising innovations targeting earlier diagnosis of cancer and accelerate them into practice. Up to £15 million of funding will be available to test and evaluate innovations in real-world settings.
The competition is open to all types of innovations, including but not limited to, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, digital health solutions, behavioural interventions, software, artificial intelligence or new models of care. Innovations can be tumour specific or multi-cancer. Applications from multicancer innovations which could have a bigger impact on early diagnosis rates are particularly welcome.
Applications are welcomed for new and innovative ideas, such as medical devices, digital health and equipment, behavioural interventions and new models of care. The challenge brief is now available. For more information, please visit the competition website.