How to apply
Once you are assured that you and your innovation meet the criteria specified, that you can commit to the time requirements – including attendance at all quarterly events – and that you have the written support of your employing organisation, you should:
The premise behind the NIA is that if we can wrap bespoke support around great individuals with compelling evidence-based innovations, the innovations will be taken up at pace across the NHS.
As such, the support and development provided through the NIA will be tailored to your needs and aspirations, and your innovation.
Benefits of being an NIA Fellow
Bespoke support is delivered predominantly through the following mechanisms:
1. Quarterly events that bring all Fellows together to share learnings, access specialist support, and collectively problem solve;
2. Workshops, webinars and networking meetings with key stakeholders, e.g. panel sessions with key stakeholders, AHSN specialist-leads, business-case development, business model development, leadership development, mentoring and coaching;
3. Ad-hoc events and briefings on topics of interest; previous sessions have included NHS procurements, marketing and communications, behavioural economics, NHS Commissioning, Legal and Intellectual Property etc.
Additionally, we continue to build partnerships with a range of complementary organisations to augment the support offer available to Fellows.
Whilst on the NIA you can expect to benefit from a range of support including:
“From the process of application to interviews and eventual acceptance and implementation, you will learn a huge amount – about patients’ needs, the NHS needs’ and your own needs for development. It’s an amazing opportunity.”
Sophie Bostock, Sleepio (2016 Fellow)
“Access to any healthcare market with innovations is known to be time consuming and resource intensive. With the NIA, you will have the insights and network to really target your efforts to maximum effect.”
Francis White, AliveCor (2015 Fellow)
“The NIA raised the profile of our work, opened doors to investment, and introduced us to other international innovators.”
Bernadette Porter, NeuroResponse (2015 Fellow)
‘Meet the NIA’ information events are face-to-face sessions designed to:
Future dates will be listed here once confirmed for 2019.
You can be the inventor of your innovation, the lead for it within your organisation or simply the representative of an innovation you find compelling, and as such, wish to scale it across the NHS.
Applicants, nationally and internationally, can be clinicians; academics; from a public-sector, charitable or not-for-profit organisation; from a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME); from a large corporate.
You should apply if: