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NIA announce new Fellows

5 March 2020

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has recently announced the 11 innovators who are joining the award-winning national accelerator in 2020.

This launches the fifth year of the NIA, which is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with the AHSN Network, hosted at UCLPartners.

Each of the new innovations joining the NIA this year offers solutions supporting priority areas for England’s NHS as laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Their recruitment onto the NIA follows an international call and rigorous selection process, including review by over 100 clinical, patient, AHSN and commercial assessors, an informal review by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), interviews and due diligence.

The new fellows include Health Navigator, Locum’s Nest, and Qbtest, who feature in our Health Tech Advisor’s top tech guide.

Since its launch in 2015, the NIA has supported the uptake and spread of 62 high impact, evidence-based innovations across more than 2,210 NHS sites. Conservative figures from independent evaluations show these NIA innovations save the health and social care system £38m a year.

Read more about the 2020 NIA Fellows.

For more information about the NIA, visit