Blog: How the 'lonely ones' can drive meaningful change

23 May 2019 by Liz Mear, Naomi Fulop

Without trying to measure the impact of changes, we will never know which ways of organising services will be most helpful in maximising benefits for patients and minimising costs. Researchers can help service leaders clarify goals, gather relevant evidence and identify appropriate methods to assess service changes, local and national.


Blog: My Innovation Agency digital health placement

20 February 2019 by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz

I am a doctor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme who is very grateful to be granted a rotation working between public health and digital health due to the incredible support of Dr Liz Mear, chief executive of the Innovation Agency.


Blog:The heart of the matter

18 February 2019 by Julia Reynolds

As February is the month of love, Dr Julia Reynolds at the Innovation Agency gets to the heart of the matter of atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart beat which can lead to stroke


Blog: Good news for prevention of stroke in the Long Term Plan

22 January 2019 by Liz Mear

I was very pleased to see the prevention of strokes taking a high priority in the Long Term Plan.  Preventing stroke has been a particular passion of mine since I was a ‘wet behind the ears’ teenager on a work placement prior to joining the training programme to be an Occupational Therapist (OT). 



Blog: Why we need the Natural Health Service

7 January 2019 by Gideon Ben-Tovim

Seeing the natural environment as a crucial source of wellbeing is something that we all intuitively know; we all feel better from a walk in the park or round a lake... and yet this is still an area of innovation for the health service.

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