World-best innovations supporting Mental Health and early diagnosis and prevention of cancer join NHS Innovation Accelerator

  An app empowering people to monitor their skin for early signs of skin cancer, a model of care for testing populations to identify individuals at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and a secure messaging service that puts young people directly in touch with healthcare professionals, are among the latest technologies selected to […]

Pioneering NHS sites improving patient outcomes through innovation commended by Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP  

  Some of England’s most pioneering NHS organisations recognised for their work in adopting new technologies and models of care to improve outcomes for patients, are celebrated in a national report launched today. Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation captures real-world insight and learning from NHS sites which have successfully implemented innovations ranging […]

NHS Innovation Accelerator Alumni ensures continued real-world insight on innovation spread in the NHS

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Alumni has been launched for Fellows who have previously been supported by this national programme. This month marks the culmination of three years of support offered to the first cohort of NIA Fellows, selected to join the accelerator when it launched in 2015. During this period, these 17 individuals have benefitted […]

NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its fourth cohort

A new search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 5 September 2018, focusing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and prevention and early intervention in cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 Academic Health […]

Evaluation of national health accelerator identifies key success factors in supporting adoption of innovations in the NHS

The key conditions essential for the adoption and spread of innovations in the NHS have been identified in an independent evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), published by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).  The evaluation, conducted by IES in partnership with researchers from York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) and funded by The Health Foundation, […]

AHSN Network welcomes new fast-track route into the NHS for breakthrough medicines and technologies

The AHSN Network has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Government of a new accelerated access scheme for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies. Due to be introduced in April 2018, the Accelerated Access Pathway should significantly speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from innovative new products for conditions such as cancer, dementia […]

Unique role and dramatic impact of AHSNs

The AHSN Network is proud to present a new video showcasing the unique role and wide-ranging impact of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Told in the words of key stakeholders and partners, it sums up in less than 4 minutes how the AHSN Network is enabling the faster spread and adoption of innovation into […]

NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its 2017 cohort

A new search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 14 June, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted […]

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