Funding opportunities to improve digital pathways

Digitising clinical pathways will help teams to identify and implement digital technology to support patients on the pathway and create efficiencies for clinical teams.

Funding opportunities are being made available to support Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) with digital initiatives in response to regional clinical teams who are keen to test out digital pathways to ease waiting list pressures across various speciality areas, improving access to diagnostics and treatments.

Over £7.5m of funding is available to support the development of digital pathways for elective care recovery regionally. These include:

  • cardiology and cardiac surgery care with up to £750,000 funding available per cardiac network
  • perioperative care with up to £500,000 funding available per ICS
  • gastroenterology with up to £200,000 funding available per ICS
  • musculoskeletal with up to £200,000 funding available per ICS
  • addressing digital inequality across pathways with up to £20,000 per ICS

Get involved and submit your application

More information on funding opportunities, guidance to support applications and the application forms can be found under each opportunity.

Please read the guidance criteria to help prepare your application. If you have any questions email innovation.offers@nhsx.nhs.uk and include the name of the funding opportunity in the subject line.

We held a webinar on Tuesday 7 September on the application process. You can watch the webinar on YouTube.

Out of scope

Where ICSs have received other national funding, for example Accelerator ICSs, they will not be eligible to apply for this funding.

Funding opportunities

Cardiology and cardiac surgery care

Applications open from 16 July to 27 August 2021

Find out more about Cardiology and cardiac surgery care funding

Perioperative care

Applications open from 12 August to 17 September 2021

Find out more about perioperative care funding

Gastroenterology

Applications open from 12 August to 17 September 2021

Find out more about gastroenterology funding

Musculoskeletal

Applications open from 12 August to 17 September 2021

Find out more about musculoskeletal funding

Addressing digital inequalities across clinical pathways

Applications open from 12 August to 17 September 2021

Find out more about funding to address digital inequalities across clinical pathways