The COVID-19 pandemic has put significant pressure on the NHS, which is now faced with the challenge to recover on the provision of care in all health areas with a backlog on services. Data shows that the vaccination programme is having a significant impact on transmission rates and, coupled with the public’s adherence to social restrictions, this means that hospitalisation rates have been drastically falling across all regions and local areas. The pandemic though continues to present us with ever-changing challenges and will undoubtedly remain a challenge for some time to come.
Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement in collaboration with the AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare is delighted to announce a Phase 3 funding competition open to innovations in an advanced stage of development. The aim is to accelerate these innovations into relevant health or social settings, and to facilitate the generation of evidence in Real World settings required by commissioners and regulators to make purchasing or other recommendations/decisions.
The funding competition is open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from private, public, and third sectors, including charities.
Applicants are invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle two main challenges:
- Reducing NHS workforce pressure
- Increasing NHS effectiveness
Further information and supporting documents can be accessed using the links below and will be added as they become available.
- Challenge Brief
- Invitation to Tender
- Applicant and Portal Guidance
- Template Application Form
- Finance Template
- Webinar recording
- Webinar presentation