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.

Find out more about what we do
  • Our Innovation Grants support pilots that make a real difference to the lives of people in south London. Here one of our alumni Chris Gumble, Project Manager for Long term conditions at the South West London Health and Care Partnership shares his experiences of the scheme. How do we prevent people from developing Type 2 […]

  • BlogBack This year on 29 April the Royal College of Nursing mark their Inaugural Clinical Research Nursing Day with a theme titled  ‘Celebrating clinical research nursing and its vital role in health care’. We spoke to Linda McQuaid, a former Director of Nursing and current Clinical Director for our Patient Safety and Experience team and […]

  • BlogBack In this edition, we caught up with Dr Raza Toosy, Medical Director at General Practice Software Solution. Pictured above: Dr Raza Toosy, GP Principal at Park Road Medical Centre and Medical Director at General Practice Software Solution Tell us about your innovation in a sentence. PatientLeaf is a real-time clinical decision support tool that adds […]

Featured projects

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  • Coordinate My Care

    The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has been working in partnership with Coordinate My Care (CMC), to explore implementing CMC, an electronic urgent care planning service, in care homes. CMC is a digital solution to “Advance Care Planning” currently available in London. It enables patient’s wishes and clinical recommendations about future care to be viewed by […]

  • 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 […]

Featured resources

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  • Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM) Pathway in selected south London and Kent trusts

    What is the TCAM pathway? Research has repeatedly shown that patients often experience errors or unintentional changes to their medicines when they move between care providers, presenting a significant risk to patient safety1. Improving the safe transfer of information about medicines between hospital and community pharmacy reduces the incidence of avoidable harm to patients. Evidence […]

  • 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. […]