On 14th November 2016, NHS England has announced the new eight health innovations to join the second phase of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Scheme. The NIA Scheme is designed to support the National Health Service (NHS) with the acceptance of promising new treatments and technologies.
The new NIA innovations are chosen for support which is needed to provide evidence-based and cost saving solution for some of the main issues facing by the NHS, such as:
In 2015, the NIA programme selected 17 innovations and supported their roll out across over 380 NHS organisations, helping millions of NHS patients. The NIA was delivered in partnership with all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) across England.
The innovations selected to join the NIA programme this year includes:
NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens welcomed the announcement and said that the Necessity is the mother of invention, and health care is now fizzing with smart innovation. The government is now taking practical action to develop and fast track these new techniques in the NHS.
The National Medical Director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, said the innovation is not an option but a necessity to build a sustainable NHS. The innovations chosen for NIA programme have the potential to provide better value for the taxpayer while ensuring patient interactions with the NHS are safer and more personal.
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