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 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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  • Thomas Herweijer is a Project Manager at the South West London Health and Care Partnership (SWL HCP). He shares his experiences as a project lead co-producing long-term health condition screening clinics with local community empowerment networks, reaching out to BAME and other hard to reach groups through work supported by our Innovation Grants in 2019. […]

  • DigitalHealth.London’s Sara Nelson, who leads the flagship Accelerator and Digital Pioneer Fellowship programmes, joins NHSX. Sara Nelson has been announced as the new Deputy Chief Nursing Information Officer for NHSX. Sara is a Registered General Nurse who has worked in the NHS for over 29 years. She has a wealth of experience in operational and […]

  • Following the appointment of the HIN’s previous CEO Tara Donnelly to Chief Digital Officer at NHSX, Dr Rishi Das-Gupta has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Health Innovation Network (HIN). Dr Das-Gupta will be joining the HIN, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, in March 2021 from his current […]

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    • FeNO testing for suspected asthma patients

      FeNO (Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide) testing alongside the recommended NICE diagnostic tests, will help enable more accurate diagnosis of asthma. Over 120,000 patients a year, 30% of the asthma population, are wrongly diagnosed and given inappropriate medication. Our project will look to reduce the use of steroids and improve diagnosis, enabling correct adjustments or the […]

    • Asthma Biologic precision medicines for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma

      HIN project staff will be given the scope of the project from NHSE/AAC on launch to canvas our members for interest/inclusion into the project and to apply for pathway transformation funding (PTF) to support local work considered in scope. Please get in touch with the team for further information.

    • Preventing prescribing errors in south London with PINCER

      PINCER is the Pharmacist-led Information technology iNtervention for the reduction of Clinically important ERrors in medicines management. PINCER searches GP clinical systems using computerised prescribing safety indicators to identify patients that have been prescribed multiple medicines that may not always work together or require specific monitoring. The software works to flag these patients, so that […]

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    • London Mental Health Crisis Hub Assessment Framework

      Creating a safe and efficient model for people experiencing a mental health crisis during the Covid-19 surge/winter pressures period. In response to a request from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) London Clinical Network in the Autumn of 2020, the Health Innovation Network worked in partnership with UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to develop […]

    • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Digital Solutions Learning Event

      Prof Mike Hurley Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal and Andrea Carter Programme Director, Musculoskeletal and Healthy Ageing reflect on the south London Musculoskeletal (MSK) Digital Solutions Learning Event On Friday 4 September 2020, we hosted the South London Musculoskeletal (MSK) Digital Solutions Learning event to discuss the benefits and factors to consider in the implementation of digital […]

    • Embedding “Think Diabetes in the Workplace” – an evaluation

      This report evaluates a project by the HIN to offer diabetes education working with two major London employers. Working closely with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and Transport for London (TfL), employees were offered clinically proven Structured Education to tackle Type 2 diabetes.