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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 Remote Consultation .

Doctor First

A new approach to addressing patient demand. Doctor First is not just a way of telephone consulting; it is a fundamental change ot the way GPs look at their working day...

Swallowing & Technology - the Lancashire approach

The Speech and Language Therapy Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust believed they could deliver an improved response time to dysphagia referrals (remote access to...

Image capture for improved diagnosis and outpatient discharge planning in ENT

Ear. Nose & Throat (ENT) Services see in excess of a million new patients and a total of 2.5 million outpatient consultations across England per year. Previous studies have...

Remote monitoring and shared decision making for upper limb MSK conditions using MSK Kinect

An innovative way of sharing assessment information across the primary and secondary care IT interface. The aim of the project was to create a specific tool to measure...