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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  • 17 September marks World Patient Safety Day; the theme for 2023 is ’Engaging patients for patient safety’ in recognition of the crucial role patients, families and caregivers play in impro
  • In 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd and the stark health disparities highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Innovation Network embarked on a programme of organisational change
    • On World Patient Safety Day, we hear the latest from the Pan-London Medicines Safety Improvement Programme Team on their dedicated efforts to include patients in the heart of medicines safety.

      • 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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      • Transforming Wound Care

        Project overview Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK experience painful slow-healing lower leg wounds such as ulcers each year. The AHSN Network Transforming Wound Care programme uses the eviden

      • HIN Anti-Racism Project Evaluation

        The HIN Anti-Racism Programme took place between May 2020 and May 2023, with the aim of supporting the HIN in its goal to become an actively anti-racist organisation. In order to evaluate the effectiv

        • Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP): Maternity

          The InHIP maternity project aims to implement placental growth factor (PlGF) testing at Croydon University Hospital maternity unit and to improve access to risk management of high blood pressure throughout the maternity pathway.

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        • Building bridges: developing a revised mental health pathway for people aged 16-25

          This resource and report summarises key outputs from the work of Janis Griffiths, a Darzi fellow who was co-hosted by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and the Health Innovation Network in 2023.   Exis

        • Recognising and Capturing Value from Communities of Practice

          “The Health Innovation Network, in partnership with the The Health Foundation’s Q Community have run three cohorts of the Communities of Practice (CoP) Leadership Development Programme to support thos

          • 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