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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open

Posted: 8th September 2021

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England and NHS Improvement initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), hosted at UCLPartners – has launched the call for its 2022 cohort of Fellows.

The national accelerator is open to local, national and international health and social care innovations supported by passionate individuals from any background, including SMEs, clinicians, charity/third sector and academics.

This year, the NIA is looking for innovations that address at least one of the following themes:

  • Supporting equity of access, experience or outcomes for those at greatest risk of poor health outcomes
  • Early detection or diagnosis
  • Delivery of proactive personalised care

Applications are open until 10 October 2021.

Interested in applying?

Visit the NIA website to learn more about the application criteria and process, find dates for informational webinars, and access the online application portal.

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is available to support you in completing your application. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Bates:

For further information, contact the NHS Innovation Accelerator at