Businesses with digital healthcare products or services can apply for up to £75,000 through the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum Fund.
This includes £50m going towards NHS diagnostic services and support the work of existing ‘centres of excellence’ in digital pathology and imaging with AI.
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Digital Health CCIO Network chair James Reed said the “whole digital agenda” should feature in the new funding commitment announced last night.
Downing Street announced the funding for more beds, equipment and additional wards yesterday, but it’s not clear how much will be spent on digital.
The RYSE Digital Health Call invites early-stage health tech companies to apply for £250k – £5m in funding with the opportunity to work alongside DigitalHealth.London and MedCity in bringing their products to patients.
Some £654.1million was allocated by NHS England in the 2018/19 budget, but by month 11 of the financial year only 74% (£488million) had been spent.
The funding boost, through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation.
Officials developing NHS England’s long term plan have estimated it will cost between £10.9bn and £12.9bn to support digitisation across 15 areas included within it.
The Countess of Chester Hospital and University of Chester will explore how VR can help patients practice and relearn daily activities following a stroke.
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Successful projects this year include a GPS app designed to track the availability of hospital beds and an AI-based support system for surgeons.