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We work with our members (local health and care teams in south London), national commissioners (NHS England & Improvement, NHSX, Office for Life Sciences) and industry to make sure south Londoners benefit from innovations on a daily basis and to learn about what works.
We advise teams on innovations and products that are evidence-based and help them understand how to successfully adapt them for their own environment.
Advice on innovations and products
We signpost busy health and care teams to innovations that meet the needs of their local populations and local priorities and challenges, assessed by us to be market-ready. This saves time and helps teams identify evidence-based innovations faster.
Transformation and system improvement
We advise health and care organisations on the design and implementation of new clinical pathways, incorporating the latest research findings, as well as effective technology and digital solutions.
We provide practical support to health and care teams to to implement and evaluate new ways of working.
Our passionate team of skilled and experienced strategists, evaluators, analysts, senior health and care managers and clinical staff undertake bespoke evaluations to build knowledge and evidence bases for innovations, including service evaluations, digital health technology, social return on investment and other mixed-method evaluations.
Data analysis and insight
We offer specialist expertise in data analysis, database design and management and statistics. Our in-house informatics team has strengths in quantitative data management and interpretation, including applying data science techniques to support consistent clinical practice.
Programme and project management across organisational boundaries
We use our local expertise and experience to project manage transformation and change management projects across multiple organisations in south London.
We work with health and care teams to provide training and recruitment support in key areas so that they can build sustainable, innovative teams. This includes our Graduates into Health offer, our Graduate Informatics and Technology Fast Track Scheme, training packages for specific innovations like ESCAPE-pain and leadership development programmes, including for Digital Pioneers and Care Home staff.
Our annual Innovation Grants kickstart projects with small awards of direct funding for our members in south London. We also regularly share wider innovation funding opportunities from across the AHSN Network nationally here.
We connect people with great ideas, whether it’s a health and care team in need of an innovator who can solve their problem, an academic searching for a collaborator or simply connecting one part of the NHS to another.
Learning communities, including Communities of Practice
We bring people with common interests together, across sectors and across organisations, to identify common problems and tackle these collaboratively, prompting faster innovation through shared insight, reflection and problem-solving.
We design and run Innovation Challenge events, which highlight specific problems facing health and care teams and connect innovators and stakeholders together in conversation about quick solutions.
We work in partnership with patients and the public to co-design solutions. Connecting innovation projects with the public in a meaningful way improves the experience of care for people who use services and for those who work in the system.
We run a wide range of events and networking opportunities using creative approaches to help teams find out about the latest innovations that meet health and care needs and build connections.
I just wanted to say a big thank you both for last night, and all the new contacts the team and I made, and for all the support and encouragement from the HIN team this year. It has been hugely appreciated
James Friend, Chief Transformation Officer, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust