Under the overall theme of ‘Mental Health’, three categories were identified via consultation with clinicians and other stakeholders working in mental health. These are outlined in detail below.
Companies applying were asked to consider:
• How will the proposed solution impact on the clinical care pathway, and how will the care pathway need to be changed in order to deliver system-wide benefits?
• How will you ensure that the technology will be acceptable to patients (and their families) and to healthcare workers? How could these groups be involved in the development of the innovation?
• How will you ensure that the technology is affordable to the NHS both immediately and throughout the life of the product? What health economics evidence will the NHS require before the technology can be adopted?