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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 Neurology .

Powered Neuro Wheelchairs

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that can cause, among other symptoms, muscle fatigue and wasting. This can lead to mobility problems, including...


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...

Neuro Early Warning Scores

Neuro is an electronic, mobile app to collect nursing observations and calculate 'early warning scores' (EWS). This will replace paper collection and recording of nursing...

Matthew’s Book

Using video, audio and photos alongside text is a prevalent feature of our culture and social relations, yet have made little inroad into the social relations that represent our welfare...