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All the latest news, information on events, and other relevant opportunities - including 20 companies to transform the NHS, invitation to urgent and emergency care event, and a new proposal for the NHS to fund startups.
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator has announced the 20 new digital health care innovators to be supported by the 2019-20 programme. Now in its fourth year, the Accelerator supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accelerate the adoption of digital health innovations into the NHS each year.
Rose struggled with her sleep for years, until she tried an app promising to deliver life-changing improvements through access to cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, usually taught through in-person therapy. Here, she writes about her experience using Sleepio, and ultimately asks "can an app can really help you sleep better?"
We are delighted to learn that DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company Healum has been awarded a £530,00 grant from Innovate UK, as part of the Digital Health Technology Catalyst funding competition. Healum will be joined by Vernova CIC, an Eastern Cheshire provider of NHS services.
Behavioural change experts and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus Changing Health have partnered with NHS England for the largest ever roll out of free digital support for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which currently costs the NHS around £8.8 billion a year.
Changing Health, a leading provider of digital behaviour change programmes, and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus, has secured £3 million in new funding. The company combines evidenced psychological tools with technology to enable people to improve their lifestyle habits. It will use the investment to develop existing and new programmes to address unmet need and drive growth in the UK and overseas.
Over £7 million for seven new NHS Test Beds around the country has been announced, which include partnerships with several DigitalHealth.London Accelerator companies. Projects being tested include using AI and machine learning for breast cancer screening, and a digital platform to help manage diabetes.
Five NHS digital health accelerators launch across England today, including the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS. Thirty-four companies have been selected as some of the highest potential and best-placed to help England’s NHS meet the challenges of an ageing population and scarce resources.
Digital mental health support, remote monitoring during pregnancy, and personalised autism support are among new products being offered to the NHS in new innovation scheme to speed up digital health. Health innovation experts warned that more needs to be done to support people to take full advantage of digital health innovation, as “accelerator” schemes launch in five parts of England today, designed to rapidly increase the speed at which the NHS adopts and uses digital health products.
Yinka Makinde, Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London, is featured in the latest issue of Open Access Government, explaining how digital solutions are having an impact on the self management of Type 2 diabetes. Showcasing the evaluation conducted by Imperial College Health Partners on accelerator companies Changing Health, Oviva and OurPath.