NHS England (NHSE) has issued a call for applications to its Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) and NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programmes.
The ITP was launched under the NHS’s Five Year Forward View underis designed to support the uptake of low-cost technologies with the capacity to save the NHS money. The scheme is not designed for experimental technologies, but those which are proven and in use at limited scale in the NHS, but which may require financial support to support wider uptake (to be eligible, technologies must already be in use on at least three sites. This funding is intended to support the technology’s initial deployment for long enough to demonstrate that it is ultimately cost-saving, with technologies intended to recoup their costs within a year.
The NIA scheme provides support to innovators to promote uptake of new technologies across the NHS in a systematic fashion. It was also launched as part of the Five Year Forward View. Its upcoming programme is looking for innovations in mental health, primary care, and prevention and diagnosis in cancer and cardiovascular disease.
These two programmes will allow exciting innovations to flourish and spread as NHS England is once again prepared to support innovators and foot the bill for a select group of products so patients can benefit faster.
– Professor Tony Young, national clinical lead for innovation, NHSE (13 Sept 2018)
More information on ITP can be found on the MAP Online ITP page, including how the scheme differs from last year’s round.
The deadline for ITP applications is October 3rd 2018
More information on NIA can be found here
The deadline for NIA applications is October 24th 2018