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.

Learn more about our priorities in our Strategy 2021-26.

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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  • The first webinar in the Accelerating FemTech: Inspire series was hosted by South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN) and was on the topic of women’s pain and pelvic health tech. The w
  • The second webinar in the Accelerating FemTech: Inspire series was hosted by Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) and was on the topic of using a gender equity lens to innovat
  • Today the Government has confirmed that that Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are being relicensed for a further five year period as part of a broader commitment to science, research and inno

    • We are delighted to announce that three projects involving the Health Innovation Network have been selected as finalists for the HSJ Digital Awards 2023. HIN programmes shortlisted for the prestigiou
    • The Health Innovation Network (HIN) Patient Safety and Experience’s Covid Oximetry @home work was announced as the winner in the patient safety category for the significant support Patient Safe
    • ESCAPE pain, a project that has helped thousands of people around the UK to manage common types of musculoskeletal pain has been named as the winner of this year’s Self Care Innovation Award by the

    Featured projects

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    • Accelerating Femtech

      Accelerating FemTech will support innovators to boost the development of technology solutions to address current challenges in women’s health. Accelerating FemTech is divided into two programmes:

    • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Fellowship

      The CVD Prevention Fellowship was a quality improvement programme for primary care clinicians in south London.

    • You & Type 2 Risk Stratification Evaluation

      Covid-19 posed many challenges to the delivery of routine primary care, including the completion of annual diabetes reviews. During this time, the You and Type 2 Risk Stratified Pathway was developed

    Featured resources

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    • BP@Home Evaluation

      During the Covid-19 pandemic, blood pressure monitoring within primary care decreased. Remote blood pressure monitoring was identified as a priority for cardiovascular disease (CVD) management to ensu

    • Innovating London’s musculoskeletal services

      The London MSK Improvement Network is a learning and sharing forum directed towards multidisciplinary professionals involved in delivering, leading or managing musculoskeletal services in London. The

    • ED Transitions: Ensuring good working relationships between services

      This page forms part of our “supporting age-related transitions in eating disorders” resources. Guidance from the Royal College of Psychology (RCPsych) emphasises that good working relationships betwe