Fellows on the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) are from a cross-section of backgrounds, including clinical, industry and academia. They all share a common value and passion for scaling high impact, evidence-based innovation for patient benefit, along with a willingness to openly share their learning on diffusing innovations.
There are currently 36 NIA Fellows. 17 Fellows were recruited in year one of the NIA (2015). They were joined by an additional eight Fellows in year two (2016), and 11 new Fellows for year three (2017), following successive annual Calls.
Each of these individuals were required to undertake a rigorous, multi-stage selection process involving expert assessors – patients, clinicians, commercial directors, improvement directors, information governance leads, etc. – drawn from a wide range of organisations including NHS England, NHS Digital, Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and The Health Foundation.
Information on the individual Fellows can be found here.
Highlights & milestones of the 2016 Fellows
At the NIA’s Summit and Launch event in November 2017, each of the 2016 Fellows shared their key highlights and milestones over the past year:
Adrian Flowerday, ArtemusICS
Craig Newman, EpSMon
John Moore, ERAS+
Julia Riley, Coordinate My Care
Malcolm Harrison, Sore Throat Test & Treat
Paul Jennings, Serenity Integrated Mentoring
Rupert Dunbar-Rees: Outcomes Based Healthcare
Tom Whicher: DrDoctor