Blog: Let’s close the North-South health gap

12 August 2019 by Liz Mear

At the Innovation Agency we have a mission to help people live longer, healthier lives. 

This means preventing them from becoming ill, or if they become ill, ensuring that they can live with health conditions in a way that helps them to have a full, meaningful life. 


North West health tech entrepreneurs win European funding

9 August 2019

Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform developed in Manchester, and Triple Tread®, a high performance tricycle manufacturer based in Congleton, were both winners in the final round of the European Institute of Technology’s (EIT) Health Headstart Awards. 


Excellence in Supply Awards finalists announced

7 August 2019

The finalists have been announced for this year’s NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards, celebrating inspirational examples of businesses, third sector organisations and the NHS working together to provide great patient care in the North of England.


Extra new role for Liz Mear

6 August 2019

Innovation Agency Chief Executive Dr Liz Mear has been appointed as non executive director of Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for NHS staffing, training and development.

She is one of five new non executive directors at HEE, alongside Professor Andrew George, Professor Soraya Dhillon, Andrew Foster and Professor John Latham.


Blog: Huge potential of point-of-care testing

1 August 2019 by Terry Whalley

I entered the NHS five years ago after spending 20 years in the private sector, latterly in banking. From finance to health is an unusual career trajectory but it helped me bring into the NHS some valuable insights, particularly about attitudes to change.

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