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70 Years NHS

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

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 23 NHS providers, 19 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.

How we are working with other organisations and individuals to spread innovations which benefit health and care – and ultimately our population.

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Success stories

Our ongoing work to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) has led to more than 500 potential stokes being avoided, saving around £11.2m in NHS resources, from 2014 to early 2018.
A community of Innovation Scouts is helping to develop a culture of innovation within health care organisations throughout the North West Coast.
NHS providers and commissioners in Halton have been working with a social enterprise, Wellbeing Enterprises, to deliver Community Wellbeing Practices which have reduced demand on services – and improved the health of local people.

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St Helens is on the pulse!

Residents in St Helens can take advantage of a...

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Tickers please! Bus drivers given heart checks

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If you're in St Helens Hospital today look out for our AF Ambassadors - offering free pulse checks to detect an irr… https://t.co/BkYInDDzNM


Our intrepid director of transformation Carole Spencer is off on a long distance cycle adventure through Borneo rai… https://t.co/ZGCoUACEjZ