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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 Respiratory .

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) plus incorporating ICOUGH UK

Major surgery particularly in the context of cancer poses a massive physiological and emotional challenge for patients and their families. Post-op pulmonary complications...

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...

RIPPLE: Respiratory Innovation: Promoting a Positive Life Experience

The Department of Health estimates that there are 3 million people in the UK living with COPD. Many of who can become socially isolated finding it difficult to engage in their desired...

Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy (ISW) Project

The Yorkshire based Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy project is a collaboration between Sheffield Children's NHS FT and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. The clinic has been...