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Competition 19 - NHS Reset and Recovery and New Ways of Working

Competition has now closed

View the Winners here

Competition timeline

  1. Competition Launch
    24 August 2021
  2. Deadline for applications
    13 October 2021 1:00 pm
  3. Shortlisting
    30 November 2021
  4. Contracts awarded
    January 2022

Application to the SBRI Healthcare Competition 19 has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the competition outcome when the selection process has concluded

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 in collaboration with the AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare was delighted to announce a Phase 3 funding competition open to innovations in an advanced stage of development. The aim was 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 was open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from private, public, and third sectors, including charities.

Applicants were invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle two main challenges:

  1. Reducing NHS workforce pressure
  2. Increasing NHS effectiveness

See the list of Panel members

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