There are 15 health innovation networks across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Each health innovation network works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region.
We share a common purpose of “transforming lives through innovation”. Find out more in our video.
The health innovation networks are:
- Health Innovation East Midlands
- Health Innovation East
- Health Innovation Manchester
- Health Innovation Network South London
- Imperial College Health Partners
- Kent Surrey Sussex
- Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria
- Health Innovation North West Coast
- Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley
- Health Innovation South West
- Health Innovation Wessex
- Health Innovation West Midlands
- Health Innovation West of England
- Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF HEALTH INNOVATION NETWORKS?
We are the only bodies that connect NHS and social care, academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. We act as catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on ‘transforming lives through innovation’. Health innovation networks are uniquely placed to identify and spread health innovation at pace and scale; speeding up the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations.
Although small organisations, we support large regional networks. Our impact comes from our ability to bring people, resources and organisations together quickly, delivering benefits that could not be achieved alone.
HOW ARE HEALTH INNOVATION NETWORKS DIFFERENT AND DISTINCT?
Everything health innovation networks do is driven by two imperatives: improving health and generating economic growth in our regions. We are the only partnership bodies that bring together all partners across a regional health economy to improve the health of local communities.
We have a remit from NHS England to occupy a unique space outside of the usual NHS service contract and performance management structures. This enables us to foster collaborative solutions. We use our local knowledge and harness the influence of our partners to drive change on the ground and integrate research into health improvement.
We are interested in seeing healthcare businesses thrive and grow, creating jobs and bringing in investment to the UK, as the healthcare system improves and we transform lives through innovation.
WHAT DIFFERENCE ARE HEALTH INNOVATION NETWORKS MAKING?
The Health Innovation Network showcase some of the best examples from across the Network of how to spread high-impact innovation across the health and care system.
Our impact report shows the difference we are making for patients and the public, for innovators, for clinicians and for the healthcare system.