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A number of cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will be tested and scaled in the NHS, as the first winners of the AI in Health and Care Award, sharing approximately £50m. The OxNNet toolkit led by Prof Sally Collins in the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, will receive a share of £50M funding from the NIHR. This exciting project seeks to develop a fully automated ultrasound tool to screen for fetal growth restriction (FGR) in the first trimester.

young woman doctor is viewing an ultrasound result

The NHS is committed to becoming a world leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and to harness the benefits on offer from the technology that range from faster and more personalised diagnosis to potential efficiencies in screening services. 

Today’s announcement of the AI in Health and Care Award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will distribute £140m over three years, and AI tools and products will receive a share of funding totalling over £50m. The funding supports a range of technologies at different stages of development, from concepts to first real-world tests to the scaling of AI products to a number of NHS sites to generate further evidence for potential adoption in the NHS. Each product will undergo robust testing and independent evaluation to ensure they are effective, accurate, safe and value for money.

The full story is available on the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health website