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. As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, we are uniquely placed to increase the spread and adoption of innovation across large populations, at pace and scale.
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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.
How we work with health and care teams
As an Academic Health Science Network, our role is to advise, support and connect health and care
teams to adopt innovation successfully, in order to improve patient care, health outcomes, and efficiency.
How we work with industry
We are dedicated to ensuring that patients and citizens benefit from the latest in innovation. As an AHSN we are uniquely positioned to help innovators to navigate the complex health and care system so that this can happen, faster.
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An opportunity to learn about digital solutions to support people with SMI to improve physical health and wellbeing Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free mental health event to learn more about digital solutions supporting physical health and wellbeing in people with serious mental illness. The focus of the event is to […]
Londoners have set out how they expect their health and care data to be used to improve care. A diverse mix of 100 Londoners strongly endorsed joined up data sharing by NHS and care services under clear conditions. Commenting on the findings from the HIN-supported OneLondon Citizen’s Summit Public deliberation in the use of health […]
Londoners have set out how they expect their health and care data to be used, as part of a London-wide Citizens’ Summit. There was strong endorsement for joining-up information held by the NHS and care services to improve care for individuals and for the population, as long as certain conditions are in place. In receiving […]
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Digital Revolution in Social Care
England’s increasing older population is fuelling greater demand for adult social care services. We need to look at different ways of delivering social care in England and the implementation of new technology provides an opportunity to improve the quality and efficiency of care in older age. In March 2020, Health Innovation Network (HIN) and DigitalHealth.London […]
ESCAPE-pain programme – Promote and Support the Spread
ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with […]
Joint Pain Advice – A Model of Care for Chronic Joint Pain
Recognised by NICE as an excellent example of how NICE guidance and standards are being put into practice, our Joint Pain Advice (JPA) model of care is a safe and cost effective alternative to GP consultations. Involving a series of face-to-face consultations, Advisors work collaboratively with people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and/or back pain, […]
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Covid-19: Identifying the needs of Mental Health Populations
Health Innovation Network has been supporting the NHS to identify the mental health needs of specific population groups in response to Covid-19. The mental health team engaged with more than 600 organisations across England during April and May 2020. The team has published several interesting reports into this work that delve into these specific population […]
Behavioural Insights Research Project: Innovating in catheter practice in the hospital and community
We have worked collaboratively with Revealing Reality and H+ K Strategies to successfully complete the exploratory phase of our Behavioural Insights Research Project into reducing Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in hospitals and the community setting. This report, the first publication from the project, highlights key challenges and opportunities in the area, with a […]
Patient audio and visual recordings – receiving and storing sensitive imagery
The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably decreased the number of face-to-face appointments. In response to this, health and care systems have been working hard to continue to meet people’s needs through an increase of remote online consultations and use of digital channels. As a result, the exchange of photographic images, audio and video recordings from patient […]