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Grants for digital projects

April 10, 2019

Adult social care providers with not-for-profit status are invited to bid for a share of £4.8m to enable them to implement their local digital projects on a wider scale.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday May 22 at 5pm.

The investment, part of the NHS’ Digital Transformation Portfolio, is managed by NHS Digital2 and supports health secretary Matt Hancock’s vision for interoperability and openness, open standards and appropriate infrastructure. The selected Digital Pathfinders will begin with a four-month development phase followed by a 13-month implementation phase if development is successful.

Applications can be made by adult social care providers with not for profit status, local authorities and academic organisations based in England. Partnerships and consortiums are welcomed and encouraged. There are two main themes to the programme:

– Use of standards to support whole health and care system interoperability;

– Use of data for the prevention of escalating social care needs and for early intervention of those at risk of requiring social care, for example.

Pam Garraway at NHS Digital said applicants should have already successfully piloted a solution in their area or have a strong evidence base of need.

“This investment will then support them in scaling up across multiple organisations that can reuse and share successful solutions in the wider area or elsewhere,” said Ms Garraway.

  • For more information and to apply, go to: https://nhsdigital.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/opportunity/opportunityDetail.do?opportunityId=42337&_ncp=1554302751262.878-1

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