• 21Nov

    Regional Innovation Fund Winners Announced

    The Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) is an annual awards scheme which provides resources to support and promote the adoption and spread of innovation across the NHS.

    A total of £2.5m was made available for the 2014/15 fund to organisations applying to the RIF, and 46 applications were successful. These include:

    • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: The breakfast at Glenfield innovation project – using social media to educate and entertain healthcare professionals and patients across the UK.
    • NHS England South West Region: Can pressure mapping facilitate patients and carers in their decision making with regards to pressure ulcer prevention in the community setting
    • NHS England Northern Senate: The participation and health improvement of children and young people with Type1 diabetes using simple Telehealth
    •  East London NHS Foundation Trust: Behaviour change through film

    The fund was open to all NHS organisations, including NHS England staff, Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Applications were clinician-led and organisations were able to apply for up to £50,000 individually, or up to £250,000 as a partnership.

    More information and the full list of successful applications can be found here.