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Domiciliary care search for innovations - £100k funding for pilots
The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are launching an important challenge to find innovative solutions to support the domiciliary social and health care workforce, with £100,000 funding available for pilots in the region. They are looking for innovators from across the country to apply to help in the region.
Innovation call to address LGBT+ health inequalities
The AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation have joined forces to launch a nationwide call for innovations to help address health inequalities facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. These challenges are highlighted in our new compilation of evidence of LGBT+ health inequalities. From MedTech and digital apps to improvement programmes, changes in practice and new pathways, we are looking for innovations and innovative approaches already in use or in development. Ground-breaking and inspiring examples of work in this area will be showcased in a report to be published later this year by the AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation, which we hope will support best practice to be spread more widely across health and care services.
Hospify is the first clinical messaging app to be made available on the NHS Apps Library. The app provides an NHS-compliant platform for sending and receiving messages. It can be used by clinicians to share patient information.
AliveCor developed a portable ECG device to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF). With the AHSN network the product has now been taken up across 11 AHSN areas and has contributed to the detection of 365 patients with undiagnosed AF in one year. This means that the equivalent of one stroke per day has been prevented by this work, saving lives, reducing disability, and saving almost £8.5 million for the NHS and social care service.
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NIHR i4i Product Development Awards Call 21 will open on 20 October 2020.
i4i Product Development Awards (PDA) support innovations at any stage of the translational research and development pathway, including the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: Competition closes - Wednesday 25 November 2020 11:00am
Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy. Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.
Free international seminar: the role of robotics in supporting care for older adults
The AHSN Network and AGEWELL Canada are hosting the third in a series of internationa...