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NHS England opens Adoption Fund for ICSs

NHS England has opened the latest round of its Adoption Fund to support integrated care systems (ICS) introduce or scale digital innovations that support people at home.

Across three clinical work workstreams including gastroenterology, musculoskeletal and respiratory, ICSs can bid for up to £200,000 per ICS, per priority area.

Projects must support people at home or empower people to play an active role in shaping their own care, and help to support a national drive around elective recovery.

In addition to funding, projects will be supported with monthly ‘share and learn sessions’ to support the success of the project, meetings with a central programme team, and an advisory group of specialists.

All winning bidders must meet the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria, undergo relevant assessments, assign a Clinical Safety Officer, and undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment.

The programme is now open for applications and closes on 31 July 2022. For further details, please visit the NHS England website here.

In November 2021, HTN reported on the projects who joined the programme last year. 35 projects were selected, receiving a share of £6.5million in funding, covering areas from remote care, self-management models, through to ways to empower digital maternity services, a digital exclusion mapping tool, video rehab, and AI triaged health coaching.