S12 Solutions selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

S12 Solutions is one of 13 innovations selected to join the nationally-celebrated NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), as announced at a launch event in London today.

Now entering its fourth year, the NIA is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Since it launched in July 2015, the NIA has supported the uptake and spread of 37 high-impact, evidence-based innovations across more than 1,700 NHS sites.

Each of the new innovations joining the NIA this year offer solutions supporting priority areas for England’s NHS: Mental Health, Primary Care and early diagnosis and prevention of cancer. Their recruitment onto the NIA follows an international call and robust selection process, including review by over 100 clinical, patient and commercial assessors, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Professor Stephen Powis, NHS Medical Director, said:

“The NHS Long Term Plan puts the latest technology and innovation at the heart of people’s care and the future of our health service. Right across the NHS patients are benefitting from world-beating innovations, spread as part of this programme.”

Dr Séamus O’Neill, Chair of the AHSN Network, said:

“The NHS Innovation Accelerator is one of the flagship programmes of the AHSN Network. We are very proud of the impact it is having in supporting innovators across the NHS and social care. Many very promising NIA innovations have benefitted from visibility and evidence generation through the AHSNs. It is gratifying too that we are already seeing a number of the NIA innovations getting traction in terms of adoption and spread with patient and population benefit as a consequence. We look forward to working with the new NIA Fellows over the coming months to develop and deploy these life-saving innovations at scale across the country.”

Amy Manning, S12 Solutions’ Managing Director, said:

“It’s such an honour to become an NIA Fellow and contribute to a prestigious initiative that’s supporting NHS priorities. I’m certain that the NIA’s invaluable support, knowledge and networks will accelerate S12 Solutions’ adoption, and help us make a difference to more patients, Approved Mental Health Professionals and s.12 Doctors in more areas across the country. I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported me and S12 Solutions so far and I can’t wait to get started on the next stage of our journey.”

The 13 innovations selected to join the NIA in 2019 are:

 Mental Health 

  • ChatHealth: Safe, secure messaging service that puts young people and parents directly in touch with healthcare professionals. Developed by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, it supports greater efficiencies by enabling individual nurses to provide services to many more people
  • Mush: Free app enabling mums to instantly become part of their local mum community, to seek advice, arrange meet-ups and to make friends for life
  • S12 Solutions: App and website connecting Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) with section 12 (s.12) approved doctors, enabling quicker and easier Mental Health Act (MHA) assessment set-up
  • Virti: Digital tool providing mental health support and training services to health professionals and patients at scale

Prevention and early diagnosis of cancer

  • Population Genetic Testing: Model of care for testing populations to identify individuals at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers because they carry the BRCA1/2 genes
  • PrecisionPointTM Transperineal Access System: Urology device introducing local anaesthetic transperineal biopsies (needle inserted through the perineal skin rather than via the rectum), delivering safer, quicker and more effective prostate biopsies
  • Skin Analytics: Intervention which enables dermatologist-quality screening in GP practices by using AI algorithms to identify skin cancer
  • SkinVision: App empowering people to monitor their skin for early signs of skin cancer

Primary Care

  • Digital Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessment Process: Software innovation improving quality and productivity in Continuing Healthcare (CHC) teams by eliminating paper assessments and automating the workflow and communication to speed up decisions around eligibility
  • Droplet: Intelligent hydration aid which combats dehydration in community-based and acute settings by monitoring the frequency of drinking and providing instant visual and verbal reminders to drink
  • Echo: Free, secure app that lets you order NHS prescriptions and get medication delivered to your door
  • Low Carb Program: Digital behaviour change platform for people with type 2 diabetes providing goal-focused education, personalised resources and support to implement a lower carbohydrate lifestyle
  • MIRA Rehab: MIRA’s software turns physical and cognitive exercises into video games, making physiotherapy fun and convenient for patients recovering from surgery or injury

For more information about the NIA, visit www.nhsaccelerator.com

  • The NIA is an NHS England Initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), hosted by UCLPartners. Highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan, it supports delivery of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) by accelerating uptake of high impact innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit, and providing real time practical insights on spread to inform national strategy.
  • The NIA supports individuals (‘Fellows’) with a set of values and passion for scaling evidence-based innovation to benefit a wider population, with a commitment to share their learnings.
  • Since launching in July 2015, the NIA has delivered the following:
  • 1,700 additional NHS sites using NIA innovations
  • £79M external funding raised
  • 287 jobs created
  • 74 awards won
  • 21 innovations selling internationally
  • For more information about the NIA, email nia@uclpartners.com or visit www.nhsaccelerator.com

 

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