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.

Our expertise and services

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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  • St George’s University Hospital Emergency Department unveils one of UK’s first dual queuing and self check-in system where patients see real time updates of their queue position on TV screens and smartphones. St George’s installed the system after winning a HIN Innovation Grants award in 2019 St George’s University Hospital is one of the first […]

  • We try to make this as relevant to you as possible so please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you feel should be included. Covid-19 Specific Funding: Other featured funding:  Other funding opportunities:  Innovate UK: Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by […]

  • Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free perinatal mental health and wellbeing event. Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free perinatal mental health and wellbeing event to shape the future of digital interventions for the perinatal population. The focus of the event is to share and discuss the opportunities […]

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  • Maintaining diabetes structured education courses across south London

    The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has worked with partners across the two south London Integrated care systems (ICS’s) to expand the provision of Diabetes structured education services to include digital and remote options to help manage the condition remotely. At the start of the pandemic, a significant challenge was created when diabetes structured education courses, […]

  • Supporting ESCAPE-pain sites to deliver through digital during covid-19

    The HIN’s ESCAPE-pain team received requests from sites that were eager to pilot ESCAPE-pain classes using a digital platform. The team adapted to meet this need and supported sites to trial virtual delivery if they could. The ESCAPE-pain programme is an intervention for people with chronic joint pain. Covid-19 forced over 290 venues to suspend […]

  • Increasing the number of care home residents in Lambeth supported by a Co-ordinate My Care plan

    The Health Innovation Network (HIN), in partnership with the End of Life Clinical network for London, secured funding from the NHS England (NHSE) personalisation team to work with Marie Curie nurses to create CMC records for care home residents in three nursing homes in South East London over a five week period. Care home residents […]

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  • Policy, Reports & Guidelines for Industry

      The national policies, guidance and resources listed below will assist any innovator in learning more about the current needs and challenges facing the NHS and social care services. Alongside information on relevant standards, guidance useful reports. The national policies, guidance and resources listed below will assist any innovator in learning more about the current […]

  • Older Adult Psychiatric Wards – Increasing patient engagement through use of digital devices during Covid-19

    Project overviewOlder adult psychiatric in-patient activities were significantly impacted by Covid-19 due to patient isolation and staff capacity. Following the first ‘wave’, The Health Innovation Network (HIN), Getech Enterprise and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) trialled the use of Google Chrome patient devices with dementia-friendly content to support with increasing patient engagement. […]

  • Resources – Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation

    Covid-19 led to a rapid shift in how mental health services were delivered. Our Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation project seeks to understand what these changes have meant for service users and health professionals. Use the links below to access and download the latest reports, resources and publications associated with our […]