We help health and care teams in south London benefit from innovation faster

Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, one of 15 AHSNs across England. We are the bodies uniquely established to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, in order to increase the spread and adoption of innovation across large populations, at pace and scale.

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We are an NHS team that works flexibly across the health and care sector, industry, academia and in partnership with south London residents to speed up innovation and improve care. We advise, support and connect teams to successfully adopt innovation. Whether you are a member in south London or another organisation seeking innovation support, you can contact us at any time to discuss your innovation project and see how we can help.

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  • BlogBack The Health Innovation Network’s Head of Innovation Lesley Soden makes the case for two NHS-endorsed innovations improving the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. As a person with asthma who was diagnosed in childhood, I have realised over the past few years that the management of my asthma hasn’t changed in decades. My condition is […]

  • ESCAPE-pain facilitator training ​This training will be delivered online via Zoom. Please note: attending the training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialing virtual approaches to deliver the programme to participants while social distancing […]

    • ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitator training ​This training will be delivered online via Zoom. Please note: attending the training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain for backs classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialing virtual approaches to deliver the programme to […]

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      • gammaCore for cluster headache pain

        GammaCore is a simple-to-use, handheld medical device that enables patients to self-administer discrete doses of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy to the neck. The funding for GammaCore is expected to move from the Innovation and Technology Payment to NHS England’s new MedTech Funding Mandate in April 2021. Please get in touch at hin.nhsaac@nhs.net for […]

      • Tamoxifen – Licensed repurposed therapies for use in managing breast cancer risk in people with a family history

        Of 1000 women who appropriately take Tamoxifen as chemoprevention, 30 will be prevented from developing cancer over a 5-year period. The AAC is launching this project to promote awareness, among primary care clinicians, of prescribing Tamoxifen to reduce the chance of developing breast cancer for women with familial risk of breast cancer Only 53% of […]

      • FeNO testing for suspected asthma patients

        FeNO (Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide) testing alongside the recommended NICE diagnostic tests, will help enable more accurate diagnosis of asthma. Over 120,000 patients a year, 30% of the asthma population, are wrongly diagnosed and given inappropriate medication. Our project will look to reduce the use of steroids and improve diagnosis, enabling correct adjustments or the […]

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