The Accelerator is a highly competitive 12-month programme for digital health companies that have products or services with high potential to meet NHS and social care challenges.

Who is the Accelerator for?

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is for digital health companies with a product or service that has high potential to meet the current challenges facing the NHS and social care today, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and as detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan. Companies successful in gaining a place on the programme usually have a product or service that has already been piloted in the NHS and is ready to scale.

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The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is part-funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), as well as through DigitalHealth.London’s partners CW+ and the Office for Life Sciences.

What’s involved?

The Accelerator provides tailored support over a 12-month period. Support includes:

  • An assigned NHS Navigator who has NHS clinical or service manager expertise
  • A programme of expert-led workshops and events as well as bespoke 1:1 advice sessions with digital health and NHS advisors from across the DigitalHealth.London network
  • Brokering of meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges
  • Supported


    digital health companies
  • For every £1 spent on the Accelerator through the AHSNs

    £ 12.70

    is saved for the NHS [1]
  • Named 1 of the Top


    Accelerators in Europe for Women Founders [2]
  • 87 %

    of SMEs demonstrated growth whilst on the programme [3]
  • 411

    new contracts secured during Accelerator support [1]
  • 3668

    new NHS pilots secure during Accelerator support [1]
  • 79

    Net Promoter Score for the fifth cohort at 12 months [4]
  • £ 118001546

    investment raised during Accelerator support [1]

Success stories

Joachim Werr CEO, Heath Navigator, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2018/19
The most valuable thing for us has been the connections made with executives and decision makers within NHS organisations, and with central NHS policy makers, for example in NHS England, and NHS improvement. Our NHS Navigator, combined with the expertise within the Accelerator’s network have helped us reach the people that can make change happen in the NHS
Nader Alaghband CEO, Ampersand Health, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2019/20
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme has supported us in engaging with experts in the field and in refining our product to meet the needs of healthcare systems
Anas Nader CEO and Co-founder, Patchwork Health, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2019/20
“We were delighted to join the 2019-20 cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator, a brilliant programme speeding up adoption of digital health innovations in the NHS. The programme has provided us with opportunities to connect with industry experts as well as other healthtech innovators. I’d encourage companies like ours with good ideas and big ambitions to apply.”