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.
17 Fellows were recruited in the NIA launch year, 2015, with an additional eight selected following a second call in 2016. 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.