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 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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  • 37 change makers who are employed by NHS organisations and are leading digital transformation projects in London and the South East will join the 2020/21 Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme. Today, DigitalHealth.London announces the 37 NHS staff who have been successful in gaining a place on the third Digital Pioneer Fellowship. The programme supports change makers […]

  • We try to make this as relevant to you as possible so please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you feel should be included. Covid-19 Specific Funding Other Featured Funding: Other Funding Opportunities: Innovate UK: For more information on all open IUK funding opportunities Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA):  More […]

  • A rapid-learning report on the role of Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) during the pandemic has been published by the AHSN Network. PSCs are just one part of the health and care system which responded quickly to the immediate Covid-19 crisis in March. They reprioritised their day-to-day work and took on new programmes with speed, such […]

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  • Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) for teenagers with Type 1 diabetes

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ YES programme gives 14-19 year-olds in south London the support they need to live with Type 1 diabetes. Participants meet other young people with Type 1 diabetes, building confidence and developing a peer support network. Learn how the Health Innovation Network (HIN) supported the programme to scale up from one London […]

  • Supporting remote monitoring in an outpatient setting

    We are supporting three rheumatology departments across south east London (SEL) to trial a new service that supports patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to remotely monitor their condition. The service aims to help people access the care they need, when they most need it, rather than rely on routine appointments. Starting in 2019, we brought […]

  • Safer medicine administration in care homes during Covid-19

    The HIN engaged with OPUS and commissioned them on a pro bono basis to adapt their existing comprehensive guidance to ensure care home staff were aware of how to safely administer medicines without using a dosette box during the pandemic. We shared the adapted guidance with our care homes with the permission of OPUS. The […]

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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 […]

  • Patient audio and visual recordings – receiving and storing sensitive imagery

    The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably decreased the number of face-to-face appointments. In response to this, health and care systems have been working hard to continue to meet people’s needs through an increase of remote online consultations and use of digital channels. As a result, the exchange of photographic images, audio and video recordings from patient […]