The Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London and is committed to leading the spread of healthcare innovation across its population of 3 million people, a healthcare workforce of 60,000+ and 12 South London Boroughs.
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Prevention of ill health
Combatting preventable causes of disease is a key NHS priority. According to the King’s Fund, seven in ten adults do not follow the NHS-recommended guidelines on tobacco, alcohol, diet and physical activity, which contribute to such health conditions as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and poor mental health. NHS organisations need to collaborate with local authorities and other partners to provide the tools, support and education to help south Londoners tackle the causes of poor health, live healthier lifestyles and close the physical and mental health gap.
Improving interventions and reducing invasive investigations in cardiovascular disease
Despite being one of the most preventable and intervenable health conditions, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for one in four premature deaths in the UK and accounts for the largest gap in healthy life expectancy. It is identified as the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS over the next 10 years. As such, the NHS has an ambition to help prevent over 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases over the next 10 years. What innovations could be deployed to help solve this significant, unmet health need?
Sweatcoin incentivises physical activity through a mobile app. It does this by tracking the number of outdoor and indoor steps a person takes and converting these into points, or Sweatcoins, which can be redeemed for products, goods and services
LiveSmart is aimed at companies who are keen to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce. They provide pathology-based health assessments, digital health data tracking, reporting and behaviour change programmes, alongside 1:1 healthcoaching services led by their medical team to help build a happier, healthier workforce.
Funding Opportunities for members
A useful list of funding sources currently available to Health Innovation Network members from public and private sector sources.
Innovation Grants 2019
Every year we fund at least 10 projects that either support innovative practice that could be spread and adopted across the health and social care landscape or encourage cross-boundary working in areas of research, education and improvement in healthcare services with grants of up to £10,000.
Patient Safety, Healthcare Worker Safety: Two sides of the same coin
Ayobola Chike-Michael, Patient Safety Project Manager at the Health Innovation Network (HIN) shares...