Calling all Health and Social Care innovators!

Apply for the NHS Salford CCG Innovation Fund 2019 - 2020:

NHS Salford CCG launches its 2019-20 Innovation Fund, with a total fund value of £1.5m!

Locality Call

The 2019-20 Innovation Fund Locality Call invites organisations to apply for a 12-month Funding Award to support the testing and development of innovative healthcare products, services and clinical practices that aim to improve the experience and outcomes of people in Salford.

Applications are sought which align to the following NHS Salford CCG strategy group innovation priorities:

Population Health

  • Screening/Early detection/Early diagnosis

  • Immunisation

  • Prevention/Personal empowerment and resilience

  • Improving timely presentation to GP with symptoms of Cancer

  • Reduction of Health Inequalities

Safety Improvement

  • Medicines:

  1. Improving physical health monitoring for patients on antipsychotics

  2. Antimicrobial resistance (particular interest in bids addressing gram negative)

  3. Reducing prescription waste/improving ordering (in particular: “When required” medicines)

  • Handover of care between Providers and Services

  • Care Homes Safety Improvement

  • Data and Intelligence (in particular: future indicators, shared system learning, AI solutions)

  • Supporting individuals actively, or at risk of, self-neglecting

Social Value and Engagement

  • Reducing the environmental impact of Health and Social Care

  • New methods of Digital Public and Patient Engagement

  • Improving engagement between individuals with complex lifestyles and the Health and Social Care system

  • Innovative new methods for data capture and analysis of patient / service user experience

Workforce development

  • New roles in Primary Care

Full details of the priorities and requirements for this funding opportunity can be found at

The Innovation Fund Locality Call is open for applications NOW.

Initial applications should be made via the Application Form, and submitted to

Applications must be submitted by 5PM on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

How do I apply to the Innovation Fund?

  1. Download the Application Form online:

  2. Read the Terms and Conditions and follow the Application Guidance

  3. Submit your application to before 5PM on 4th September 2019

  4. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to be available to attend a Marketplace Stakeholder event in Salford on 30th September 2019, and those successful at this stage will be invited to present to the Innovation Fund Panel on 21st / 22nd October 2019. Attendance at these events will be mandatory in order for an application to proceed to the next stage, so applicants are strongly advised to hold these dates as soon as possible.

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