NHS healthcare professionals, university academics, industry, charities and social enterprises often have good ideas for new products or services that could improve the NHS. However, the pathway to support the implementation and integration of these new ideas is not always clear.
The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) provides the following support to innovators within the Innovation Pathway:
Culture: creating an ‘innovation culture‘ is an important part of our work. We support NHS organisations in our network to create a culture for innovation and use our Innovation Hackathons to support this work.
Intellectual Property: we work in partnership with organisations to support the early stage development of intellectual property and the commercialisation of NHS originated innovation.
Clinical Trials: we work closely with our partners at the National Institute for Healthcare Research South West Clinical Research Network who provide a dedicated service to facilitate clinical trials to evaluate new drugs, therapies and medical technology devices.
For more information please contact a member of the Innovation team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How we help NHS organisations
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- Our innovation priorities
- Innovation Pathway