The government has invited integrated care systems (ICSs) across England to apply for a share of a new £30m fund to aid in the rollout of new healthcare technologies. The fund can be applied to new technologies that speed up diagnosis, cut waiting lists and deliver new and improved treatments. The fund can be used in a way that suits ICS needs, such as for expanding virtual wards or investing in new imaging technology. Applications for a share of the fund are expected to open later this month.
The Welsh government is providing innovation funding of £380,000 to support two projects that use technology to support the transformation of domiciliary care and help people remain in their own homes as long as possible.
The government has announced a £10m funding package to help eight tech companies bring their devices to market.