Innovation Agency plays vital role in production of ‘game-changing’ protective equipment

3 August 2021

Engineers more used to working on nuclear submarines, a specialist industrial manufacturer and staff from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), have collaborated to develop pioneering new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with support from the Innovation Agency.


Optometrists eye national rollout for remote vision tests

28 July 2021

A Warrington optometry company has won funding to develop digital vision charts for remote eyecare consultations – thanks to the support of the Innovation Agency.


Support programme raises £21million for businesses

16 July 2021

LCR Health Matters, a Liverpool-based health-tech business support programme, has helped to raise more than £21 million for life sciences businesses across Liverpool City Region.


Two nominations for innovative Merseyside asthma clinic

28 June 2021

The Innovation Agency, the Academic Science Network for the North West Coast, is delighted to announce that a project it has supported has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards.


My COVID-19 redeployment Blog by Mandy Townsend

24 June 2021

Hello, my name is Mandy, and I am a biomedical scientist. In April 2020, a couple of weeks into lockdown, I was redeployed to a national COVID-19 operational supplies team, joining colleagues from NHS England and Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care.


Funding for three Liverpool health projects

11 June 2021

Three Liverpool project bids backed by the Innovation Agency have won funding to help integrate innovative health products into everyday practice.


Nurturing a culture of innovation Blog by Haku Bhatt

9 June 2021

Adopting and diffusing innovation across the system must form the foundation of a strategy to meet the demands we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kendal Heart Roadshow Success

28 May 2021

The sun shone and dozens turned out to take up an opportunity to learn more about health and wellbeing at an event in south Cumbria supported by the Innovation Agency.

The HARRI (Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience, Information) engagement vehicle visited Kendal on Thursday 27th May  giving residents and visitors the opportunity to speak to health, care and community professionals about their needs and find out more about services available.


Excellence in Supply Awards keynote speaker named

20 May 2021

NHS leader Sir James Mackey has been announced as keynote speaker at the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards hosted by the NHS Northern Customer Board and the Innovation Agency.


Tech breakthrough helps Lancs patients find their voice

19 May 2021

A World Cup penalty shoot-out prompted a breakthrough in the care of patients in Lancashire who have lost the ability to speak.


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