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.


Inovus secures £1m from SBRI Healthcare

23 July 2019

Merseyside-based surgical training device manufacturer Inovus Medical has secured £1 million from SBRI Healthcare, an NHS programme supported by the Innovation Agency and the wider AHSN Network.

The funding is to develop the company’s augmented reality laparoscopic simulator, which was backed in its earliest stages by an initial £100,000 from SBRI Healthcare.



Innovation Agency helping to bring more small businesses into NHS fold

17 July 2019

The Innovation Agency’s Healthcare Business Connect (HBC) Programme is successfully supporting small businesses to make inroads into the NHS market, according to a report by Lancaster University.

Research conducted by Dr Kostas Selviaridis and Professor Martin Spring, of Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Productivity & Efficiency, looked at the perceived quality and impact of the support small firms receive from the programme across Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Cheshire and Warrington.



Blog: My placement year at the Innovation Agency

15 July 2019 by Sandra Yeboah

My placement has been a journey of opportunities to learn and gain experience. Working here at the Innovation Agency has enabled me to develop significant understanding about how much impact the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), especially the Innovation Agency, have on improving health and care through the spread and adoption of technology and innovation.


New network to tackle health inequalities across the region

11 July 2019

The Innovation Agency is part of a new network focusing on applied health and social care research.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) new Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are based on the same regions as England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks and the Innovation Agency will work closely with the North West Coast ARC.

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