NHS Innovation Accelerator: 2017 call for NIA Fellows targets primary care

Applications for the 2017 NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) are now open.

The NIA is recruiting exceptional individuals with evidence-based ready-to-scale innovations to join its new cohort.

Full details, including how to apply, are here or read on for more information.

For 2017, the NIA is seeking local, national and international innovations that address the following NHS priorities:

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) supports delivery of the Five Year Forward View by accelerating uptake of high-impact innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit. It also provides real-time practical insights on spread to inform national strategy.

Applications will remain open from Wednesday 14 June 2017 until midnight on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

You can be the inventor of your innovation, the lead for it within your organisation or simply the representative of an innovation you find compelling, and as such, wish to scale it across the NHS. Applicants, nationally and internationally, can be clinicians; academics; from a public-sector, charitable or not-for-profit organisation; from a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME); from a large corporate.

You should apply if:

  • Your innovation addresses one or more of the following priorities: mental health, urgent and emergency care, primary care
  • Your innovation demonstrates, in practice, significant outcomes for significantly lower cost
  • Your innovation is supported by an evidence-base and is ready to be diffused across the NHS
  • You have a passion for learning and for sharing your insight widely
  • You are committed to scaling evidence-based innovations for patient and population benefit

About the NHS Innovation Accelerator

First launched in January 2015, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, and hosted at UCLPartners.

The aim of the NIA is to support delivery of the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit