Bradford CCGs Open for Innovation - First stage shortlisting announcement

Over 50 SMEs attended the Bradford Bright Ideas briefing event on Oct 18 where they were invited to submit solutions to:

* To reduce high level A&E attendances and unplanned short-stay admissions of children with acute breathing problems such as asthma

* To improve patients’ adherence to their medicines and reduce medicine waste

* To reduce unnecessary outpatient referrals/follow-ups and improve co-ordination between primary and secondary care ideally by directly reducing outpatient health service utilisation, especially for respiratory conditions with high outpatient volumes.

25 Expressions of Interests were received and 15 selected for the next stage of this process, beyond our original target of identifying 12 solutions. The successful SMEs were informed on the 14th of November 2016.

Those selected have been given 6 weeks to prepare their proposals, which need to be submitted by the deadline of Friday the 6th of January 2016 (5pm).

Following the closing date, the proposals will be evaluated by a panel drawn from Bradford CCGS, DHEZ and Medipex. The panel will rate the proposal to identify the most likely to deliver better patient outcome for lower cost. Additionally, the full proposals will be discussed by the panel for its overall ‘achievability’ and impact. The selected solutions will then go through to the final stage: the Dragon’s Den on the 31st of January 2016.

For full press release click here.

For more information on this programme, please contact:

Agnes Crutchard -


Information below is available for SMEs in support of their application:

Questions & Answers -

Children and Young People Urgent and Emergency Care

Medicines Optimisation

Secondary Care Outpatients Referral

Open Data Sets - click here.

Basic design of an outcome based evaluation - click here.