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NHS Cancer Programme

Fund Name

NHS Cancer Programme

Project Length

24 months

Project Value




NHS England has launched a new round of its funding competition for innovation in the early detection and diagnosis of cancer. Applications are invited for innovations or new approaches that will detect cancers earlier and increase the proportion diagnosed at stage one or two.

Innovations will be 100% funded up to the total value of £4M (excluding VAT) over a maximum of 24 months.

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Fund details

The competition aims to fast-track high-quality, proven, late-stage innovations into front-line settings, as well as address implementation evidence gaps.

The competition is open to all types of innovation, including but not limited to, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, digital health solutions, behavioural interventions, software, artificial intelligence, and new models of care.


The NHS Cancer Programme Innovation Open Call is open to single organisations from the UK or Europe that have a demonstratable partnership with an NHS organisation. Additional engagement with Cancer Alliances and/or Health Innovation Networks is encouraged.

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