Government has launched a £680 million funding package available to NHS organisations and health care partnerships across England to support technology projects.
A new funding programme has been launched as part of the government’s first step towards making the process for health services technology funding less complicated.
The £680 million NHS Unified Tech Fund brings together eight national technology funds to support the digitisation of the health and care system. The specific funds are:
The funds aim to:
NHS organisations and health care partnerships are eligible to apply. Eligibility varies depending on which fund is selected, so applicants must check the guidance for the specific fund to ensure they meet the criteria.
Across all funds, bids will need to have ICS, regional support, local approval, a single point of contact and demonstrate alignment to the forthcoming ICS Digital and Data Transformation Plan. Bidding consortia will need to identify a lead organisation for whom there is a single point of contact.
Each fund has its own application deadline. Check the guidelines for more information.
The Digital maternity and Digital child health funds are not yet open to applications. They are scheduled to open mid-October.