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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 Rehabilitation .

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...

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...

PSA Tracker

As the most prevelant form of cancer among men, there has been increased demand for Prostate Cancer treatment and follow up care. Royal Devon & Exeter Trust have developed the PSA tracker...

Cancer Rehabilitation for upper Gastro-intestinal (GI) patients from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

The benefit of exercise and physical activity for chronic diseases is well known and in recent years has attracted interest in the field of oncology. Support and guidance is...