In collaboration with
70 Years NHS

Accelerating the spread of innovations to improve health and care in the North West Coast and nationally

PATIENT SAFETY COLLABORATIVE

CONNECTING 
BUSINESSES WITH HEALTHCARE

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.

We SPREAD

Our role is to spread innovations which can improve the quality of health and care and reduce costs.

We CONNECT

Our network connects expertise and knowledge across the NHS, other public sector, academia, businesses and the voluntary sector.

We COLLABORATE

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.

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Success stories

Our ongoing work to identify atrial fibrillation led to more than 10,000 screenings and more than 250 potential stokes being avoided, saving around £5.6m in NHS resources, from 2014 to early 2017.
Surgeons at three Liverpool hospitals are using detailed, 3D printed anatomical models created from patient scan data to improve operative results and drive hospital efficiencies.
An app has been developed which provides parents and carers with NHS-approved information, so they know when their child needs medical treatment or when self-care would be more appropriate.

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APR
30
A week-long Learning from Failure Roadshow is bringing examples of failed healthcare innovations to the North West Coast – with lessons .. Read More.
MAY
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We are staging a showcase of successful innovations in health and care to mark the fifth year of the Innovation .. Read More.
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Innovation Show Agenda

Our agenda for the Innovation Show featuring; Dr Samantha ...

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Volunteers have their fingers on the pulse of stroke prevention in Lancashire

A team of volunteers has been recruited in Lancashire ...

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