AI Diagnostic Fund

How the NHS plans to use the AI Diagnostic Fund

The NHS is dedicated to enhancing patient outcomes through the introduction of innovative solutions in health and social care. These advancements encompass new technologies that enable illness prevention, early diagnosis, effective treatments, and accelerated recovery. The NHS is championing these breakthroughs.


To support the implementation of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, a £21 million AI Diagnostic fund has been established. This fund will ease the deployment of AI imaging and decision support tools, with the primary goal of expediting the diagnosis of conditions such as cancer, strokes, and heart disease, thereby reducing waiting lists.


Here are some examples of the new technologies:


  • Analyses brain scans of stroke patients
  • Assists doctors in making diagnosis and treatment decisions
  • Minimises treatment delays by facilitating real-time data sharing between hospitals


  • Interprets routine heart CT scans
  • Provides personalised risk assessments for heart attacks
  • Enables early intervention to prevent heart disease and mortality



  • Prepares patient scans before radiotherapy
  • Reduces the time between referrals and treatment initiation
  • Safeguards healthy organs by marking them for protection against radiation


  • Offer intermittent continuous glucose monitoring
  • Reduce the need for finger prick testing
  • Provide wearable arm monitors for real-time glucose monitoring
  • Reduce hospitalisations


Single Health Resilience Early Warning Database (SHREWD)

  • Tracks patient flow across hospitals
  • Alleviates pressure points
  • Ensures timely treatment


  • Enhances patient access to health and care data


The NHS Long-Term Plan places significant emphasis on innovation. The NHS England Innovation Board promotes research participation, technological development, and economic growth.


At Advantage Accreditation, we are excited to witness the advancements in health and social care resulting from these new technologies.


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Delegated Healthcare Activities

What are Delegated Healthcare Tasks?

Safety, consistency and a person-centred approach are vital elements in high-quality care.


Safety ensures the health and well-being of individuals receiving care. Consistency ensures care is reliable and predictable, without fluctuations in quality or availability. A person-centred approach recognizes the unique needs, preferences, and circumstances of each individual.


Skills for Care recently published ‘Delegated healthcare activities: guiding principles for health and social care in England’.


These guidelines enhance the delivery of delegated healthcare activities. With this advice, care staff can deliver safer, more consistent and person-centred care.


What are ‘Delegated healthcare activities’?


Tasks carried out by professionals in health and social care. These activities provide an opportunity to integrate clinical and social care services.


Care support workers can become qualified to carry out more clinical tasks. Individuals can receive more consistent care and develop trusting relationships with caregivers. They can also receive the care they need with reduced delays and interruptions.


As the care worker can work with the individual more often, they will become more familiar with their preferences and choices. This enables high-quality, person-centred care. The aim is for individuals to feel heard, empowered and involved in their care journey.


Ongoing training is essential here.


Advantage Accreditation now offers training in Delegated Healthcare Tasks. We can provide learning materials for the following topics:


  • Bowel Care and Suppository Administration
  • Insulin Administration
  • Stoma Care
  • Tracheostomy
  • PEG Feeding
  • Catheter Care


Please contact Advantage Accreditation to enquire about delivering our Delegated Healthcare Tasks training.