Putting your needs first

If you use NHS services, have a medical condition, or face health-related challenges, we can help your voice to be heard in the NHS.

It’s so important for your experience to influence the work of researchers, innovators and clinicians. With your input, we can make more of a difference to everyone’s healthcare.

Get involved in innovation

For innovation to succeed, it makes sense for it to be created in collaboration with the people set to benefit from it – the patients.

It’s our priority to involve and co-produce with patients, the public, carers and communities – particularly the marginalised or seldom listened to – as we seek to bring in diverse perspectives and listen to the experiences and insights of people at the heart of everything we do.

Our programmes

All heath innovation networks are working to deliver a number of national adoption and spread programmes, which help to improve care and address challenges faced by people like you.

Current areas of focus for us include cardiovascular disease, respiratory, maternity and neonatal, mental health and wound care – particularly in areas of greatest population need and where there is inequity in health outcomes.

Find out more about current programmes by visiting our programmes page.

More about the NHS

To learn how the NHS in England works, how it’s changing, and what that means for patients, watch the video below.

Find your local health innovation network

To find out more about opportunities to get involved, get in touch with your local health innovation network. They’ll be able to explain how you can get involved with their work.