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Help us to find high impact innovations to benefit patients, local residents and NHS staff.

This summer, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) will recruit a further eight Innovation Fellows with evidence-based, ready-for-use innovations which address two or three themes identified as critical to patients and the NHS in England. 

We would appreciate your help in reviewing and ranking a long list of potential themes for innovation, which have been collated following a review of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, alongside the Operational Planning Guidance and Next Steps On The Five Year Forward View

Please click here and complete the short anonymous survey, by 10am Monday 24th April. Based on the survey feedback we will create a prioritised list which will be reviewed and signed-off by the NIA Programme Board, chaired by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. This shortlist of 2 – 3 critical themes will form the 2017 NIA call.  Applicants to the 2017 NIA call will then be required to detail how their evidence-based, ready-for-use innovation addresses one or more of the specified themes.  

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), hosted by UCLPartners. It supports delivery of the Five Year Forward View by accelerating uptake of high impact innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit, and providing real time practical insights on spread to inform national strategy. To date the NIA has administered two international annual calls, in 2015 and 2016, for evidence-based mature innovations showing promise for national scaling throughout the NHS.  

Following a robust, multi-stage selection process, 25 NIA Fellows representing a broad range of innovations are being supported through the accelerator including digital platforms, devices, training, pathways and models of care.  During the first 17 months of the accelerator the first 17 NIA Fellows were supported to take their innovations to an additional 419 NHS providers and commissioners, to secure £20m in external funds and to win 14 awards. 

This year, with your help, we want to administer an international call and robust selection process for innovations. 

More information about the NIA Fellows and their innovations.