• Visit the Innovation Learning Zone at NHS ConfedExpo, hosted by the Health Innovation Network

    Join us in Manchester on the 12 and 13 June to learn about the latest advancements in healthcare innovation and find out how you can get support with your local innovation needs from experts across the Health Innovation Network. Meet the innovators and our partners Come and find out about some of the brilliant innovators [...]

  • Book your NHS ConfedExpo innovation surgery

    Experts from the Health Innovation Network will be on hand at NHS ConfedExpo to provide advice and support for anyone looking to understand more about how to develop, build, and scale innovations within the NHS.   Whether you work in the NHS and have a challenge which you need help to solve, or are an innovator [...]

  • Meet the NHS ConfedExpo innovators and partners

    On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June we are hosting the NHS ConfedExpo at Manchester Central, where we will be joined by a host of Network-supported innovators. Find out more about some of the innovators who will be presenting on the stand: The Virtual Hippo A virtual reality 10-minute experience, co-created by the University of [...]

  • Meet the innovator: Kerstyn Comley, Tellmi

    Tellmi is a social enterprise innovation which aims to address the growing demand for mental health services and tackle health inequalities for young people. It is a digital peer support app available launched in 2017 by psychologist Suzi Godson PhD and engineer Kerstyn Comley PhD. Kersytn explains how Tellmi works. Tell us about the innovation. [...]

  • How embracing Artificial Intelligence improves the human experience

    The NHS is facing record demand for services. According to The Health Foundation, the NHS waiting list for elective treatment in England has almost tripled in size over the last decade to 7.7 million. And latest figures show there were a record 2.35 million attendances at A&E across England in March this year. We know [...]

  • The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has revealed its 2024 cohort of Fellows. The group of innovators represents a diverse range of health and social care solutions poised to revolutionise patient care and drive positive change across the NHS and wider healthcare landscape. The NIA is an award-winning NHS England initiative, working to support NHS Long [...]

  • The work of three local health innovation networks has been celebrated at the 2024 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Partnership awards.   The annual awards ceremony recognises the most effective collaborations in healthcare, with partnership working hailed as a key success factor in the sustainability for the future of the NHS.  Health Innovation West of England [...]

  • Ten principles of health equity for innovators

    “Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for ALL people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and social determinants of health — and to eliminate disparities in health and health care.” (health.gov) Within the NHS there [...]

  • IWD: a focus on women’s health

    In recent years, a spotlight has been shone on the health gender gap. Although women in the UK on average live longer than men, women spend a significantly greater proportion of their lives in ill health and disability when compared with men*. Women are routinely underrepresented in clinical trials, and medical research proposed by women for women [...]

  • How digital innovation is helping to tackle health inequalities

    The Health Innovation Network is passionate about the role of innovation in tackling health inequalities. These disparities, which are deeply rooted in factors like employment, ethnicity, locality, gender, disability, and housing, continue to hinder equitable access to healthcare and impact life expectancy. Digital solutions have the power to bridge gaps in health inequality. We’re proud [...]

  • Health Innovation Network to exhibit at HETT North 2024

    The role of health innovation in tackling health inequalities will be the focus for the Health Innovation Network at this year’s Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) North 2024. HETT North 2024, held at Manchester Central on Wednesday 28 February, will explore the systems and infrastructure that underpin and enable a data-driven NHS, supporting the ecosystem [...]

  • The Real Birth Company and Latchaid awarded share of £2.5m SBRI Healthcare funding

    SBRI Healthcare, an Accelerated Access Collaborative initiative, in partnership with the Health Innovation Network, has awarded £2.5m to five innovative companies helping to narrow inequalities in maternity care, including Latchaid and The Real Birth Company. Latchaid, an innovator supported by Health Innovation West of England, received £500,000 for Anya, a smart, scalable, and accessible solution for [...]