We're working in partnership with England’s Academic Health Science Networks and NHS England on the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme, aiming to promote the uptake of innovation for patient benefit across the NHS.

The NIA programme aims to give patients more equitable access to cutting edge, high impact products, processes and technologies, by focusing on the conditions and cultural change needed to enable the NHS to adopt innovations that matter to patients, at scale and pace.

The NIA invites leading health care pioneers from around the world to bring their tried and tested innovations to the NHS. The programme aims to select a broad range of innovations – products, processes and technologies – to be more rapidly developed and scaled across the health service, to improve patient care, and reduce costs.

Further information and application details

For more information about this programme and for full application details and documents, please visit NHS England's website.

This programme is now closed for applications.



The call for applications was launched by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director NHS England in January 2015. Following a rigorous, multi-stage selection process, the first cohort of 17 Fellows were appointed on the basis of having a set of values and passion for taking a high impact innovation to benefit more people and a wider population, and a willingness to generate system-wide learnings through sharing their experiences of diffusing innovations.

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