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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 Patient Safety .

Patient Rescue

An automatic in-hospital patient tracking, alerting and referral system for Acute Kidney Injury and to prevent Serious Adverse Events (emerging ITU admission, emergency surgery and...

The Hydrant

A unique hydration system - solving the problem of reaching, lifting and holding drinks Dehydration is probably the single biggest issue in healthcare, and one of the main...