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Publications

A ‘curious experiment’ the birth and growth of the Innovation Agency Download

This independent paper was commissioned by the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast of England. The views in the report are those of the author and all conclusions are the author’s own.

Innovation Agency Business Plan 2020-2021 Download

Our business plan for 2020 to 2021 is written in summer 2020 as we continue to grapple with the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Innovation Agency Book of Highlights 2019-2020 Download

The Innovation Agency annual report for 2019-2020

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Case Studies

Building an AI model for alcohol-related hospital admissions Read More

The Innovation Agency worked with the Hartree Centre, Liverpool CCG and the University of Liverpool on a model that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the risk of admission to hospital of patients with alcohol-related illnesses.

A cloud-based audit tool Read More

A cloud-based audit platform is helping staff at seven NHS trusts to streamline their auditing processes through one simple and easy-to-use system, saving time and money – and ultimately leading to improvements in care.

Health Coaching Read More

A Lancashire man whose health suffered through weight gain and high blood pressure made changes with help from a health coach – and is now enjoying an active lifestyle for the first time in years.

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Podcasts

Clare Mahoney - can social prescribing help tackle the inverse care law? Listen

Clare Mahoney, Senior Transformation Manager Social Model of Health Liverpool CCG, talks about building data capabilities that help us determine whether we are reaching those who are furthest away from care and support.

Kate Hall-Wright - 25 year environment plan mental health programme Listen

Kate Hall-Wright, Policy Adviser Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA), talks about Government

Jo Ward - The Social Prescribing Network and the creative health agenda Listen

Jo Ward, North West Social Prescribing Network Co-Chair, talks about social prescribing and arts and culture.

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Videos

Professor Tony Marson re Connected Health Cities Watch

Professor Tony Marson of the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust describes the challenges and aspirations for improving clinical pathways through Connected Health Cities, by creating learning healthcare systems. Prof Marson is the clinical lead for unplanned seizure admissions. More information here: https://www.connectedhealthcities.org/connected-health-cities/north-west-coast/

Doug Hopkins on how Salaso’s physio films boost patient confidence Watch

Salaso have developed a suite of online physio videos to increase patient confidence in, commitment to and compliance with rehab exercises. Salaso physio videos reduce clinical variation and improve rehab and recovery. Doug says the Innovation Agency helped the company in building relations with the right people in the health service.

Nick Gray of UKDI describes his pioneering stretcher Watch

UKDI produces the Recovery +. This lightweight, three-part foldable stretcher is made from plastic and is designed to provide a range of safe options to respond to planned and unplanned emergencies. It has now been in NHS operational use for nearly two years with very positive reviews. Nick said the Innovation Agency helped the company make contact with the appropriate figures in the NHS to promote the product.