NHS Innovation Accelerator

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is a national accelerator hosted at UCLPartners, which supports dedicated individuals to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system.

Why was the NHS Innovation Accelerator set up?

The NIA was launched in July 2015 to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View, and aims to:

  • Help create the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically in the NHS
  • Deliver innovation into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit
  • Learn from Fellows’ experiences so that others benefit from knowledge generated

NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellows

NIA Fellows are the exceptional individuals being supported to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations. Now in its third year, the NIA has supported 36 Fellows representing 37 innovations. Each of the Fellows (and their innovations) have been through a rigorous, competitive selection process.

 NHS Innovation Accelerator innovations

The NIA portfolio of innovations addresses significant challenges facing the health and care system in England.

For more information on the NIA, including the Fellows and their innovations, please visit the NIA website or contact NIA@uclpartners.com

Programme leadership

Amanda Begley, Director of Innovation, UCLPartners

Laura Boyd, Programme Manager, NHS Innovation Accelerator