The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) – has launched a call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations.
The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by passionate individuals from any background, including businesses, clinicians, charity and 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:
- Mental health and severe mental illness
- 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.
The application period will close on 28 October.
More information is available at https://nhsaccelerator.com/apply/.