The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) supports exceptional individuals (‘Fellows’) with a passion for and commitment to scaling their innovations for greater patient and population benefit, and for sharing their learning, insight and expertise widely.
Fellows can be clinicians, academics, from industry (SMEs or large corporates), or from charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
The support offer includes access to mentorship from a range of experts and high-profile mentors, links with AHSNs, peer-to-peer learning and support, a dedicated learning programme, presentation and networking opportunities, and access to a bursary.
NIA Fellows receive support through the following mechanisms:
The NIA’s portfolio of high impact, evidence-based innovations address significant challenges facing the health and care system in England, categorised as follows:
All innovations are subjected to a robust, competitive, multi-stage selection process before they are invited to join the NIA. They are required to:
The NIA works closely with NHS providers, commissioners, and wider health and care organisations (including patient networks), to help create the conditions and cultural change necessary for impactful innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically.
NIA Fellows offer expertise, learning and experience in the adoption, implementation and scaling of innovation in the NHS.
Contact us to find out how we can best support your organisation’s needs.
The NIA is committed to sharing learning and insight across the system in relation to the adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS. Contact us for more information about our learning outputs.
The NIA and our Fellows are available for presentations, speaker and panel slots at relevant events. To get in touch, please contact us via the website.