Game changing technologies are needed that address three main challenge areas in general practice:
Self-care is high on the agendas of several national health and care organisations including NHS England. SBRI Healthcare is looking for technologies that enable and inspire patients to care for themselves in partnership with their GP. SBRI Healthcare has invested £57 million in the past four years to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs and stimulate economic growth. This competition is jointly led by Eastern, South West and West of England AHSNs.
For the autumn competition 2016, total funding of up to £1.1 million is on offer to each successful company with £100,000 awarded for initial feasibility studies and then a further £1 million potentially available for prototype development. Dr Arvind Madden, Director of Primary Care NHS England: “NHS general practice is revered across the globe, but we know we need to transform the way the public sees our service and to equip our frontline staff with the game changing technology that will revolutionise primary care.
Through this SBRI Healthcare competition the NHS will work with innovative and dynamic entrepreneurs – the challenges are significant and that is why we are prepared to invest in solutions.” Victoria Crobishley, Director of Core Programmes, Eastern AHSN commented: “Eastern AHSN is supporting the NHS to improve and innovate. We are working with health and care teams across the region to identify innovations and new ways of working that they can encompass into their future plans. Supporting primary care as they transform services for their local communities is a key focus of our work. This competition will enable innovations to be created through an exciting partnership between the NHS and dynamic companies and entrepreneurs.”
Applications are invited from across the UK. Briefing events will take place in Cambridge on 25 October and Bristol on 27 October 2016. The deadline for applications is 24 November 2016. Full details available on the SBRI Healthcare website: www.sbrihealthcare.co.uk