Together, we are the voice of health innovation

Health innovation networks bring together the NHS, industry, academic, third sector and local organisations. Our collaboration ensures innovations, improvements and best practice benefit more patients faster.

Our national innovation pipeline features more than 1,200 proven technologies ready to be matched to local health and care challenges.

How we’re making a difference


innovation and improvements to specific problems within the NHS, creating an innovation pipeline


innovators and those developing improvements to further their ideas and get them in front of the right people


the uptake and spread of innovation and improvements by delivering national programmes and local initiatives within the NHS and social care

At a national level, we bring together individual health innovation networks to collaborate as a network, highlighting successes and sharing best practice to catalyse change on a wider scale throughout the health and care system.

Initiatives we support

We collaborate with a range of partners across health and social care, industry and academia to deliver programmes and commissions that address national and local priorities.

Our collective strategy

We are commissioned by NHS England and the Government’s Office for Life Sciences. We’re also a partner in the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, which brings together key organisations to streamline the adoption of new innovations in healthcare.

In 2021, we published our five-year strategy, where we set out our ambition to support the NHS through an increased emphasis on health outcomes, our innovation pipeline, and by being an authoritative voice on transforming care through innovation.

Our impact

Since the Health Innovation Network was formed, we have played a key role in making transformative change operational: developing and spreading innovation, enabling impactful pathway redesign, and building workforce capacity and capability.

Here are some of our most recent impacts. In 2021/22:

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> 48,000

patients benefited from our national programmes and initiatives

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companies were supported


investment leveraged by companies supported by Health Innovation Networks


companies created long-term strategic partnerships

Our people

The Health Innovation Network relies on the hard work of individuals all over the country. Our people strive to push forward innovation at a local level within their individual health innovation networks, and successfully collaborate to generate large-scale, nation-wide change.

If you would like to be a part of catalysing fast-paced innovation in health and social care, check out our vacancies.