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Regional Innovation Fund (RIF)

 

The Regional Innovation Fund provided support to promote the adoption of innovation and the spread of best practice across the NHS. NHS England took over the management of the RIF in 2013 and ran two consecutive calls for 2013/14 and 2014/15 years funding 87 projects in total. The last funding call for projects closed in May 2014.

The fund provided an opportunity for the NHS to change lives, helping clinicians to work in new ways, and driving the changes that patients want to see. The RIF also encouraged strong partnerships with industry and third sector to drive the adoption of new technologies.

Click on the list below or use the browse option to view a selection of case studies produced by RIF teams.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) plus incorporating ICOUGH UK

Major surgery particularly in the context of cancer poses a massive physiological and emotional challenge for patients and their families. Post-op pulmonary complications...

Functional Electrical Stimuation for MS patients

People diagnosed with a long-term condition such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) often accumulate a variety of symptoms which preclude active participation in their usual activities of daily...

TRIumPH – Treatment and Recovery In PsycHosis

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust working with the support of Wessex AHSN have developed a new psychosis pathway with an emphasis on early access and interventions. The...

T1K1: Health improvement of children and young people with Type1 diabetes using simple Telehealth

Diabetes takes a severe toll on those who develop it with life expectancy reduced on average, by 23 years in people with Type 1 diabetes. The challenge for healthcare professionals is to...

Behaviour change through film

Improving patient and carer experience by staff delivering compassionate care to patients is a key priority for East London NHS Foundation Trust. This innovation has used the...

Improving Quality of HIV Patient Care Data

A team at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has developed and implemented a database and user interface that has been designed to serve both national...

Video Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic

As a tertiary referral centre for the South West of England, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust found 40% of patients were travelling large distances to attend hospital for treatment...

Breathing Easy

Childhood asthma prevalence and hospitalisation in our local population rates remain high despite the availability of treatments capable of adequately managing the symptoms of the majority...

Development of Vocational Rehabilitation Service for Stroke Patients

The development of a formal vocational rehabilitation service was designed to identify the precise number of individuals who need support in maintaining or achieving their vocational...

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

LLLT is a local application of a special light source to treat radiotherapy induced inflammation of the lining of mouth (oral mucositis) in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy...