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 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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BlogBack In this edition, we caught up with Adam Hunter, Chief Commercial Officer at Phlo Digital Pharmacy. Pictured above: Adam Hunter, Chief Commercial Officer at Phlo Digital Pharmacy. Tell us about your innovation in a sentence Phlo Digital Pharmacy allows consumers to manage their NHS and private prescriptions online, track the order in real-time and have […]
The speed and ingenuity of the NHS’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to understand how successful digital transformation can be delivered quickly and at scale. In partnership with Sitekit, we published a report to capture the behaviours, values and decisions which made rapid digital innovation during the covid-19 pandemic possible. As […]
Hear reflections and shared learning on implementing Coordinate My Care (CMC) from Advance Care Planning project teams The Health Innovation Network AHSN South London invite you to our Advance Care Planning Accelerator Conference. The Health Innovation Network (HIN) is the Academic Health Science Network for South London. In July 2020, the HIN were successfully awarded […]
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A national programme to tackle chronic joint pain and a local initiative supporting young people with Type 1 Diabetes have won at the prestigious Health Service Journal Value Awards. Chronic joint pain programme ESCAPE-pain and the Youth Empowerment Service (YES) that supports 14-19 year olds with Type 1 diabetes, have won prizes at the Health […]
We are delighted to support Rekha Govindan from Chegworth House, Sutton. She was nominated for the Patient’s Choice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards. Read about the story below. “With her focus on nutrition, I put on weight. I was so thin and frail before. The team helped me to get back on my feet […]
The AHSN Network Atrial Fibrillation (AF) programme and six regional AHSN partner AF projects have received AF Association Healthcare Pioneer awards for best practice in AF detection and treatment. The AF Association is a UK charity that focuses on raising awareness of AF by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved […]
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Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme
Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) a three year national AHSN programme is commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of the Patient Safety Strategy. It aims to support mental health trusts test and scale interventions designed to improve safety in inpatient settings. 2. Reducing Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm – Considering instances of […]
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, […]
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Transforming Services During Covid-19 and Beyond
Conversations with experts in implementation and improvement science Conversations exploring how the fields of implementation and improvement science can be practically useful in transforming services in the Covid-19 recovery period (and beyond). These sessions were organised by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London and the Health Innovation Network in collaboration with King’s Health Partners. You will […]
Revolutionising the payment for digital solutions for patients
Once the acute phase of Covid-19 has passed, the NHS will need flexible and innovative approaches to tackle demand and manage the pressures in the health and care services. Many people are looking to digital tools and apps to revolutionise the way health and care is delivered, including facilitating an increased emphasis of supported self-management […]