NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Fellows are the exceptional individuals being supported to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations through the NIA.
Each of these Fellows – along with their innovations – have been through a rigorous, competitive selection process before being invited to join the NIA. There are currently 32 Fellows on the NIA. Eight were recruited in 2016, 11 in 2017, and 13 in 2019, following successive annual Calls. The 17 Fellows that were recruited in year one (2015) have now become NIA Alumni.
Fellows share a passion for learning and scaling innovation for patient benefit. They are committed to sharing their learnings widely via the NIA, and all offer expertise and experience in the adoption, implementation and spread of innovation in the NHS.
They come from a wide range of backgrounds, including clinical, industry and academia. Amongst the mix is an MS nurse consultant, an engineer, a former police officer, a respiratory consultant, a dentist, and even a sleep evangelist!