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Domiciliary care search for innovations - £100k funding for pilots
The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are launching an important challenge to find innovative solutions to support the domiciliary social and health care workforce, with £100,000 funding available for pilots in the region. They are looking for innovators from across the country to apply to help in the region.
Innovation call to address LGBT+ health inequalities
The AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation have joined forces to launch a nationwide call for innovations to help address health inequalities facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. These challenges are highlighted in our new compilation of evidence of LGBT+ health inequalities. From MedTech and digital apps to improvement programmes, changes in practice and new pathways, we are looking for innovations and innovative approaches already in use or in development. Ground-breaking and inspiring examples of work in this area will be showcased in a report to be published later this year by the AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation, which we hope will support best practice to be spread more widely across health and care services.
Hospify is the first clinical messaging app to be made available on the NHS Apps Library. The app provides an NHS-compliant platform for sending and receiving messages. It can be used by clinicians to share patient information.
Biologics for treating severe asthma: Reslizumab, Benralizumab, Mepolizumab and Omalizumab
Less than 50% of severe asthma patients have eosinophil-driven disease (Wenzel2005) and Biologics are designed to control the number of eosinophil cells (Asthma UK). Only 10.8% of eligible severe asthma patients have access to biologic medicines today in the UK. Increasing the use of biologics appropriately would reduce use of Oral corticosteroids (OCS), associated with negative side effects, and exacerbations, causing 75,000 annual UK hospital admissions, each costing £1500.
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Innovate UK Smart Grants: Competition closes - Wednesday 25 November 2020 11:00am
Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy. Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.
Invention for Innovation - Challenge Awards Call 10
The RWI Challenge Award will fund investigations of medtech innovations in healthcare settings. The aim is to shorten the evidence gap between the safety/efficacy typical of a newly or nearly CE marked technology and what is required for decisions by commissioners and regulators. At the same time, this will de-risk the product for follow-on investment. The deadline for this call is on 5 June 2020
24 health innovation companies joining AHSN Network stand at HETT on 28/29 Sept
There are 24 impressive health innovation companies joining us this year at the HETT Show, live at E...