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.
Our year at a glance
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We invite you to explore examples of our work that best showcase what we do here at the Health Innovation Network (HIN), and why we do it.
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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In order to deliver the ESCAPE-pain classes and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators, professionals are required to attend the training. ESCAPE-pain is a 6 week (12 session) rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people […]
Covid-19 has forced healthcare professionals to adapt rapidly in a high pressure situation. Catherine Dale, Programme Director of Patient Safety and Experience, reflects on why it’s vital that healthcare professionals adopt practices that protect them and their colleagues’ health and ensure they are able to provide the best possible care to patients. The #OnlyHuman project […]
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Joint Pain Advice: supporting employees in the workplace
Not only does chronic hip, knee and lower back pain impact adversely on all aspects of an individual’s personal and social lives, it also impacts on their working lives. In the workplace, joint pain can force people to change duties, reduce hours, take sick leave and retire early. Each year, osteoarthritis results in 3 million […]
Health Innovation Network are proud to be a member of the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA). As an organisation we are committed to asking our staff to complete the free ZSA suicide prevention training ‘Save a Life’. After completing the training, you will be able to have a conversation with somebody using these three steps: We will also promote this training to our members […]
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 […]
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Only Human: supporting wellbeing during and post Covid-19
Materials to help you positively impact staff physical and mental health Our Patient Safety and Experience team have been working with behavioural insights specialists to create materials based on a behavioural science approach to support frontline health and care staff to prioritise their physical health and emotional wellbeing needs that may have been neglected due […]
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 […]