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 Link to this message Mark Griffiths  posted on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Dear All,
Applications open for the Innovation Challenge Prizes from NHS England, which includes a £100K prize in the use technology challenge and the Digital patient sections. Website link below.

Applications for this year’s £650k NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes are now open!

We know innovation takes place every day on the frontline within the NHS and it’s important that we celebrate these successes. The NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes – a £650,000 prize programme - encourages, recognises and rewards these proven innovations and drives their spread and adoption.

This year’s challenges are only open to NHS organisations and are:

• Diabetes challenge 1 (£100,000 prize) – seeking innovations that enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through care centred around the needs of the individual - with a focus on type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• Diabetes challenge 2 (£100,000 prize) – seeking innovations that enhance the quality of life for people through implementation of care models tailored for those in the black and ethnic minority communities (BME) - with a focus on type 2 diabetes
• Infection control challenge (£50,000 prize) – supporting patient safety and reduce avoidable harm by reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections
• Use of technology challenge (£100,000 prize) – preventing people from dying prematurely through the innovative use of technology to speed up diagnosis or improve care
• Rehabilitation challenge (2 x £75,000 prizes) – helping people to recover from ill health or injury and helping them get back to work
• Digital patient and clinician engagement challenge (£100,000 prize) – using information, communications or diagnostic technologies to connect patients and clinicians as partners in their care
• Acorn challenge (5 x £10,000 prizes) – recognising and rewarding small ideas that have the potential to make a big difference to patients
Programme partners are crucial to this year’s programme as they are providing £250,000 of the total £650,000 prize money as well as a generous mentoring package for winners. Partners include Janssen (providing £200,000), 3M (providing £50,000), Accenture, Health Fabric (providing technology), HSJ and Allied Health Professions Federation.

Applications close at 17:30 on 7 November 2014. For more information, visit and follow us on
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