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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.

Content with Clinical areas Diagnostics & Imaging .

Improving access to HIV testing through a novel home testing approach

Twenty five per cent of the estimated 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK are undiagnosed. Increasing access to HIV testing and reducing late diagnosis are both public...

HeadSmart

HeadSmart is a professional and public awareness and education campaign which aims to reduce the delays in diagnosis of brain tumours in children in the UK. We know that...

CORTEX - Catching Osteoporosis on routine CT scans as an added extra

Early diagnosis of Osteoporosis improves quality of life and offers significant cost savings. CORTEX is an innovative approach to improving the diagnosis of osteoporosis...

Improved access to HIV testing through home testing

Increasing access to HIV testing and reducing late diagnosis are both public health and government priorities. Of those who are diagnosed with HIV, approximately half are...

Image capture for improved diagnosis and outpatient discharge planning in ENT

Ear. Nose & Throat (ENT) Services see in excess of a million new patients and a total of 2.5 million outpatient consultations across England per year. Previous studies have...