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About the Innovation Agency...
We are the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, covering Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria, with around 4.1 million residents. Our footprint includes 22 NHS providers, 20 CCGs, nine universities and a large number of life science industry partners.
Our role is to spread innovations which can improve the quality of health and care and reduce costs.
Our network connects expertise and knowledge across the NHS, other public sector, academia, businesses and the voluntary sector.
We work with our 14 fellow Academic Health Science Networks across England to achieve rapid uptake of innovations and initiatives to benefit the population locally and nationally.
We have offices in Daresbury, Liverpool and Preston and our teams work with partners to deliver transformation and improvement in healthcare. We also deliver support to small and medium sized businesses whose healthcare products have potential to achieve improvements. This is largely delivered through ERDF funding.
Our work is overseen by a Board of partners who help to shape our plans, provide insight into the needs of the region and act as our ambassadors for innovation.
Nationally, we are commissioned by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences and we work closely with the AHSN Network to deliver national programmes of work to achieve rapid uptake of innovations proved to have an impact, across the country.
Chief Executive Dr Liz Mear describes the role of the Innovation Agency, supporting the healthcare system to put innovations into practice to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria, and across the country through our national collaborations.