The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has revealed its 2024 cohort of Fellows.

The group of innovators represents a diverse range of health and social care solutions poised to revolutionise patient care and drive positive change across the NHS and wider healthcare landscape.

The NIA is an award-winning NHS England initiative, working to support NHS Long Term Plan priorities by accelerating uptake of promising innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit. Delivered by the Health Innovation Network, the NIA is commissioned by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative.

Selected following a rigorous application process, the 12 new NIA Fellows each offer a unique solution designed to address some of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare today.

Learn more about the NHS Innovation Accelerator’s 2024 cohort:

Boost Breast Forms, Samantha Jackman

A lightweight and comfortable solution for individuals post-breast cancer treatment. The 100% medical-grade silicone with a lattice-like rib structure provides natural shape and stability. An innovative approach which moves away from the ‘replacement’ of a body part, to deliver an attractive, comfortable, light breast form.

Cognitant, Tim Ringrose

Interactive, personalised digital programmes in multiple languages, empowering individuals with long-term conditions to self-manage their health, including offerings like the Kidney Essentials and My Kidney Assistant programmes. It is also integrated with healthcare systems for seamless management.

C2-Ai, Steve Barnett

Using Ai and Machine learning to provide granular risk stratification and prioritisation of the waiting list C2-Ai helps hospitals enhance patient safety, reduce mortality, and minimise clinical outcomes variation by using AI-backed insights. It conducts patient-specific risk assessments integrating factors such as ethnicity and social determinants of health.

Deep Medical, Benyamin Deldar

Missed appointments lead to worse health outcomes for patients and cost over £2bn in waste each year. Deep Medical’s AI tool identifies risk of non-attendance, and short notice cancellations enabling smarter scheduling decisions and connectivity with patients to get them off waiting lists and into care.

Doc Abode, Taz Aldawoud

Offering a real-time workforce scheduling tool, it enhances capacity and productivity in the community via a web portal and additional access through a secure smartphone app. It optimises system productivity, and improving staff experience, for example, linking patients to the ideal healthcare professional.

Dr Julian Platform, Julian Nesbitt

A flexible digital platform which offers a comprehensive suite of digital service functionalities, including patient consultation, management, Electronic Health Records, clinical supervision, staff management, performance analysis, capacity management, and invoicing, with the flexibility to integrate or replace existing NHS systems, improving patient care, clinician satisfaction, and service efficiency.

Isla, Pete Hansell

Enabling remote care and clinical decision-making at scale, this system enables clinical teams to run highly automated and efficient digital pathways using secure submission of multimedia and clinical data. Integrated into NHS technologies and used across Acute and Community care to support triage, caseload management, self-care and specific pathways like Epilepsy and Two Week Wait Cancer. Efficient pathways, empowered patients, scalable health systems.

Kidney Beam, Sharlene Greenwood

A digital health app providing personalised kidney-specific content and professional support for chronic kidney disease patients. It includes online exercise, education, and well-being classes led by kidney physiotherapists and exercise professionals, supported by clinical champions in participating kidney units, aiming to enhance patient engagement and outcomes.

Remcare, Sandeep Konduru

A web-based platform that automatically risk stratifies patients with chronic diseases and those on perioperative pathways into low to high-risk groups to allow early anaesthetic risk stratification of patients on waiting lists and regular monitoring of patients to increase productivity in NHS, improve patient outcomes and decrease staff burden.

Sickle Cell Society, John James

The UK’s national charity supporting individuals with sickle cell disorders partners with healthcare professionals and affected individuals to improve quality of life through programs like the Sickle Cell Children and Young People’s (CYP) Mentoring Programme. It empowers young individuals to manage their condition and reduce hospital reliance.

Surgery Hero, Matthew Beatty

A digital clinic transforming patient care by guiding individuals through surgical preparation and recovery at home, offering personalised programmes via a mobile app supported by health coaches for tailored support and accountability, and fostering peer support for an enriched surgical journey experience.

Tailored Talks, Jack Francis

A digital app and platform which streamlines patient care by personalising information based on self-assessment questionnaires, facilitating symptom tracking, and providing access to tailored advice, while fostering collaboration between public, private, and third sectors for integrated care pathways.

“In a time of immense challenge, these innovations have demonstrated outcomes that show us a vision of a better NHS for both staff and patients,” says Jack Porter, Co-Director the NHS Innovation Accelerator. Joined alongside Mindy Simon, Co-Director, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional innovators into our community and look forward to supporting their efforts to transform healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.”

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