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.
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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 The Health Innovation Network’s Head of Innovation Lesley Soden makes the case for two NHS-endorsed innovations improving the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. As a person with asthma who was diagnosed in childhood, I have realised over the past few years that the management of my asthma hasn’t changed in decades. My condition is […]
ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips)February 25
ESCAPE-pain facilitator training This training will be delivered online via Zoom. Please note: attending the training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialing virtual approaches to deliver the programme to participants while social distancing […]
ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitator training This training will be delivered online via Zoom. Please note: attending the training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain for backs classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialing virtual approaches to deliver the programme to […]
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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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gammaCore for cluster headache pain
GammaCore is a simple-to-use, handheld medical device that enables patients to self-administer discrete doses of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy to the neck. The funding for GammaCore is expected to move from the Innovation and Technology Payment to NHS England’s new MedTech Funding Mandate in April 2021. Please get in touch at email@example.com for […]
Tamoxifen – Licensed repurposed therapies for use in managing breast cancer risk in people with a family history
Of 1000 women who appropriately take Tamoxifen as chemoprevention, 30 will be prevented from developing cancer over a 5-year period. The AAC is launching this project to promote awareness, among primary care clinicians, of prescribing Tamoxifen to reduce the chance of developing breast cancer for women with familial risk of breast cancer Only 53% of […]
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 […]
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Older Adult Psychiatric Wards – Increasing patient engagement through use of digital devices during Covid-19
Project overviewOlder adult psychiatric in-patient activities were significantly impacted by Covid-19 due to patient isolation and staff capacity. Following the first ‘wave’, The Health Innovation Network (HIN), Getech Enterprise and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) trialled the use of Google Chrome patient devices with dementia-friendly content to support with increasing patient engagement. […]
Resources – Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation
Covid-19 led to a rapid shift in how mental health services were delivered. Our Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation project seeks to understand what these changes have meant for service users and health professionals. Use the links below to access and download the latest reports, resources and publications associated with our […]
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 […]