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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 Paediatrics .

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...

Animated Biofeedback Service for Dysfunctional Voiding

Animated biofeedback is a new innovation, being applied to train a child to void normally. It has been set up in only a handful of UK centres over the last 3 years. Urinary...


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...

Development of a multi-gene genetic test for patients with Cleft Palate

Cleft palate without cleft lip (CPO) occurs in 1 in 1000 live births with between 25-40% associated with small jaw and breathing problems called Pierre Robin sequence (PRS). ...