The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is targeting innovative healthtech businesses, and inviting them to apply to receive help to develop and deploy digital solutions to some of the NHS’ most pressing challenges.

This is the fourth year the initiative has operated in London, where it began in 2015 in response to a challenge by the Mayor of London to make London a global hub for health and technology. The call comes on the back of the recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, which focuses on ways to ensure the NHS is “fit for the future,” including a push around digital technology. This priority is also echoed in the Topol Review, which was published earlier this month.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator has already supported the growth of over 90 technologies, including an app to provide young people access to support around mental health issues, an app to help cut A&E waiting times, and a WhatsApp-style messaging service for use in hospitals and other care settings by healthcare staff.

The Accelerator will ensure that thousands more people will benefit from the latest technologies to improve their health, and that high potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in London.

Companies who make it onto the programme will get the help of a designated “NHS Navigator”, who will guide them through decision-making and funding processes in the NHS. Additionally, they will receive:

Specialist training
Support with product development
Opportunities to meet experts from business, clinical, and government backgrounds
Opportunities to showcase their products with NHS decision-makers and influencers

Click here to learn more and apply