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SBRI Healthcare could save NHS £1.8bn by 2027, review says

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The healthcare branch of the Small Business Research Initiative, a programme that funds small companies to develop products for unmet needs in public organisations, has helped the NHS save tens of millions, according to a review.

The firm PA Consulting looked at the impact of eight projects supported through SBRI Healthcare and concluded that they had delivered a total of between £24.6 million and £30.1m in savings for the NHS and other public organisations from 2013 to July 2017, with recurring annual savings running at £19m.  

According to the report—SBRI Healthcare: A review of the benefits of the Small Business Research Initiative in healthcare—the projects also attracted £122m in private investment and created 285 jobs.

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