Introducing the new NHS Innovation Service

16 Jun 2022
PUU1 - 4A
Collaboration & partnerships

The NHS Innovation Service is a new service for anyone developing innovative products or services intended for use in the NHS.

The service will provide information and tailored support to help accelerate the uptake of the best innovations: great ideas and novel solutions that introduce new, or improved, ways of delivering care. These ideas could be medicines, diagnostics, devices, digital products, pathway changes or new workforce models.

The NHS Innovation Service welcomes all innovators from industry to academia, NHS staff to patients and the public. It brings together existing information and bespoke support from multiple organisations into one central place, making it easier to get innovations to market.

Organisations involved in supporting innovators include the Academic Health Science Network, MHRA, NICE, NIHR, Life Sciences Hub Wales, Health Technology Wales, Scottish Health Technologies Group, Department for International Trade and NHS Supply Chain.

The NHS Innovation Service is a key priority of the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), which has a broad program of projects committed to identifying and enabling the uptake of innovations that will make the biggest difference to patients.

In this session we will hear from the creators of the Innovation Service and key collaborators from across the multiple agencies involved.

Matthew Newman, Deputy Director, Accelerated Access Collaborative - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Dean Ezekiel, Managing Director - Design Abled Ltd
Fay Allen, Product Assurance Specialist - NHS supply Chain (SCCL)
Jeanette Kusel, Director for Scientific Advice - NICE
Jennifer Hill, Accelerated Access Collaborative Programme Lead - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Stephen Lynn, Associate Director - Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria