NHSX announces funding for 14 projects

NHSX has announced the winners of one of its funding programmes, The Digital Health Partnership Award, naming 14 projects to receive between £100,000 – £500,000.

The funding scheme has been created to accelerate the adoption of digital health technologies that support patients with long-term conditions, and focuses on scaling digital products and services that can enable people to remotely monitor their health, either at home or in the community.

All winning bids were required to meet and adhere to standards such as the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) and commit to deliver evidence of success.

The 14 projects include:

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust  – Respiratory remote monitoring programme
      • The respiratory teams at GSTT and RDE will work together to utilise existing virtual consultation technology, in conjunction with a new asynchronous remote patient monitoring platform.
  • One Health Lewisham on behalf of Lewisham, South East London ICS – Clinical messaging for hypertension support
      • This project is to create a model for completing patients’ long-term condition reviews using a digital clinical messaging solution.
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – MSK care pathway
      • This programmes is to provide citizens with an end-to-end, ‘digital first’ MSK pathway that will be available to the population either through prescription or self-referral.
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – Evidence based scaling of virtual wards
      • Focusing on an expansion of its virtual ward project and digital first model of oximetry@home.
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust – Supporting eating disorder in children
      • This project is to develop a digital self-management and parental support resource for Disordered Eating in children and young people that rapidly supports very early intervention around eating disorders.
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust – Surgical self-management prehabilitation
      • To deliver a supported self-management prehabilitation intervention for all patients undergoing surgery.
  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System hosted by NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group – Cardiac rehabilitation services
      • The ICS will be providing patients who require Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation services through remote monitoring.
  • NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG – Self-care and remote monitoring support in Primary Care
      • To support the delivery of digital self-care and self-management, HIOW is launching a digital self-care demonstrator programme across multiple practices and primary care networks.
  • North Bristol NHS Trust – COPD management
      • North Bristol NHS Trust is introducing digital health technology for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children- Secure video sharing platforms
      • This project will enable patients and carers, as well as their doctors, to share seizure videos for remote clinical interpretation and management advice.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Children’s Hospital Diabetes Team – Supporting children with type 2 Diabetes
      • The project focuses on improved awareness, education, training and ongoing support.
  • Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust – Scaling remote monitoring to new pathways
      • To scale up its existing service and introduce new clinical pathways, starting with a general frailty pathway, thus supporting additional cohorts of patients.
  • Surrey Heartlands CCG – Hypertension remote monitoring services
      • Surrey Heartlands will be extending their hypertension remote monitoring service to all poorly controlled patients and also develop digital pathways for patients with CVD and other LTCs so that patients can use a single digital health technology to manage multiple long term conditions.
  • North West London Clinical Commissioning Group – Collaborative virtual monitoring
      • NWL CCG will bring together three acute trusts to establish remote monitoring across all conditions, leveraging the partnership to share learning and accelerate pathway transformation.

To find out more on the programme, please visit the NHSX website.