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Fund title: NHS Unified Tech Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A collection of national funding programmes to improve digital technology within the National Health Service

Application deadline:

Various

Fund description:

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:

  • Frontline digitisation – £308 million
  • Shared care records – £50 million
  • Cyber security infrastructure fund – £27 million
  • Digital productivity – £4 million
  • Digital pharmacy, optometry, dental, ambulance and community (PODAC) – £6 million
  • Diagnostics – £235 million
  • Digital maternity – £50 million.
  • Digital child health – TBC.

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.

Refer to the Unified Tech Fund Prospectus for more information about the individual funds, including deadlines for applications.

Further information:

https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/digitise-connect-transform/unified-tech-fund/