SHIL Frailty Innovation Call is now open
Applications from Health and Social Care Professionals
As people live longer with age and more complex health conditions, identifying new solutions and approaches to ensure a better quality of life is vital. Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) is seeking innovative ideas from health and social care professionals that can help transform the quality of people’s lives, while helping NHS Scotland adapt to the changing demographic and increase in service use as people become frailer.
"Frailty is one of the greatest challenges the NHS in Scotland faces because of the changes to the national demographic. We need to adapt, so we not only survive but we continue to thrive."
Dr Iain Morrison of Newbattle Practice, Midlothian
Although frailty is most commonly associated with older people, it is not defined by age and can apply to younger people living with chronic conditions, and covers a range of disease and clinical specialities. The innovation call is open to anyone working across NHS Scotland and harnesses the talent, expertise and first-hand experience of health and social care professionals.
"This new innovation call builds on the success of previous calls, recognises the insight and expertise of health and social care professionals and offers dedicated support to drive forward their innovative ideas."
Graham Watson, Executive Chairman, Scottish Health Innovations Ltd
Ideas may range from wearable tech that could predict falls in vulnerable people, assistive technology to make daily life or a specific task easier, a device or tool to help people self-manage their condition or diagnostic devices to simplify home monitoring of conditions. Ideas may be simple or complex; from any NHS health board and any role or medical discipline; with a dedicated package of innovation support to accelerate the most promising innovations.
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