The second phase of the NHSX Digital Health Partnership Award is now underway, and it is open to bids from the 1st of November to the 10th of December 2021.
This funding has been made available to help NHS organisations adopt and scale digital solutions - such as Cinapsis - that will support patients to receive care and manage their health from their homes.
The award supports technologies across the spectrum of development, from novel deployment through to scaling proven technology.
So, if your organisation has previously considered investing in digital tools to conduct home-based assessments, improve remote patient monitoring, streamline outpatient management, or for any other initiative that could improve at-home care via digitisation, now’s the time to secure the funding.
The best news is that the application process is much more straightforward and less time consuming than you might think! Here’s everything you need to know before submitting your application:
- Maximum bid amount: £500,000
- Bids must be submitted by an NHS organisation in England, identifying the technology, partnership stakeholders and opportunity the bid seeks to support
- Funding will be transferred to a nominated Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Technology must adhere to the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) and deliver evidence to validate the success and shared learning opportunities for future scaling opportunities
- Bids will need to demonstrate how they will use a combination of partners across three key areas critical to scaling digital health technology
- Access the full information on the Award here
How to apply
The submission deadline is December 10th 2021.
How to choose a proven technology
A good place to start is looking for solutions that have passed their Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) evaluation for health and social care. The DTAC is the new mandatory national baseline criteria for all digital health technologies entering into the NHS and social care. By selecting a tool or system that has passed the DTAC, organisations can rest assured that it meets the very high standards put into place by NHSx.
The ease of use of the Cinapsis platform has earned Cinapsis SmartReferrals full DTAC compliance with a 95% score in Usability and Accessibility.
Cinapsis helps our NHS partners to enable more patients to be managed at home, where that is safe and appropriate, reduce pressure on NHS hospitals and help to prevent burnout for staff.
Cinapsis SmartReferrals can help to reduce average waiting times for hospital-based consultant advice to 48 hours for routine referrals (down from 50 weeks in one recent NHSX case study). This outstanding improvement in patient waiting times has earned us a nomination as Finalists in the HSJ Awards Primary Care Innovation of the Year category.
A number of Integrated Care Systems have accessed NHSX funding to help purchase Cinapsis in recent months. This means that our team understands exactly how to support the application process and can work with you to save time and effort.
Other funding streams to watch out for
- £4 million available for Digital productivity improvements - closing on Nov 30th ‘21
How to contact us
Applications to the Digital Health Partnership Award are open until December 10th. Prior to that, please reach out to us with any questions you have about ways in which our technology and services can help your organisation support patients in managing their health and care at home.