The next NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) recruitment call will open in late 2022. Follow us on Twitter and check back regularly for updates.

Interested in applying?

Watch a recording of one of our Meet the NIA sessions to hear more about what we are looking for this year and what support is available to innovators from the NIA and AHSN Network, and to hear the answers to commonly asked questions.

Watch a recording here.

Useful information

Before beginning your application, please review the following documents:

  • Call for applications: provides an overview of the NIA, who can apply, the assessment criteria for innovations, and the application and assessment process.
  • Guide for applicants: provides detailed guidance on how to complete each section of the application, as well as instructions for using the application portal.

For general questions, please refer to the FAQs.

Call themes

For the 2022 intake call, the NIA recruited for innovations which addressed at least one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Supporting equity of access, experience or outcomes for those at greatest risk of poor health outcomes
  • Theme 2: Early detection or diagnosis
  • Theme 3: Delivery of proactive personalised care