Dr Caz Sayer to mentor new healthcare innovation programme

NHS England, together with hosts UCLPartners and The Health Foundation, has launched the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme.

The programme will select up to twenty pioneers, from the UK and internationally, to develop and scale their tried and tested innovations across parts of the NHS to help improve care and reduce costs. As part of this, successful applicants will have access to international leaders in healthcare development and established networks through high calibre mentors. As well as Camden CCG chair Dr Caz Sayer, mentors include Lord Ajay Kakkar, Lord Ara Darzi, Sir John Tooke and Sir Sam Everington.

The programme will focus on the conditions and cultural change needed to enable the NHS to adopt innovations at scale and pace, aiming to improve outcomes and give patients more equitable access to the latest products, services and technology.

To find out more about the programme, please visit http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/innovation/nia/