Spreading healthcare innovations

Spreading healthcare innovations

Welcome to the AHSN Network Innovation Exchange – designed to help innovators understand what the NHS challenges are and connect you to the help you need. The AHSNs are innovation brokers – we don’t deliver all the support ourselves – but we can help you to connect and find the right assistance for you. By helping to understand NHS needs and navigate the system we aim to transform patient care and deliver economic growth.

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England’s 15 AHSNs were set up by NHS England in 2013 and were relicensed from April 2018 to operate as the innovation arm of the NHS. Each AHSN is responsible for their regional Innovation Exchange and they come together to connect and share innovations across the whole network. Use the map to find your local AHSN and discover how we can help you.

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Healthcare challenges

Healthcare challenges

Each AHSN issues challenges in response to defined NHS needs. They describe the needs of the NHS in a local or national context and are shown on the AHSN page. They set out the market opportunity for an innovator – you can also view all challenges across the AHSN network.

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Healthcare challenges

Innovations & solutions

The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.

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How do I get started?

If you haven’t already, register with your local AHSN by filling in the company registration form.

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