NHS

Calling all digital health innovators

Amy Schofield 24 March 2016

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is looking for small to medium digital health businesses to support in developing and pioneering ground-breaking health technologies specifically for the NHS.

As part of DigitalHealth.London, the initiative is designed to support 30 SMEs per year over an initial three-year-period. The Accelerator will provide help with engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts, enabling companies to refine their products and get advice on how to navigate the intricacies of the NHS, understand how to work with sensitive data and gain opportunities to showcase new technologies in hospitals. 

DigitalHealth.London was launched by Life Sciences Minister George Freeman earlier this year. Its aim is to speed up the use of new digital health technologies by bringing together clinicians, healthcare providers, research institutes, entrepreneurs and industry to give companies a clearer route to market based on the needs of patients, the NHS and the wider healthcare landscape.

Dr Tony Newman-Sanders, Consultant Radiologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said: “This is a really exciting time to be involved in healthcare in this country, but we will not be able to continue to improve quality of health and care whilst maintaining financial sustainability without a great deal of innovation and we need to work together."

Applications are now open for digital health SMEs. The deadline for applications is 25 April 2016. 

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