Great ideas only make a difference for our health when they are put into practice.

At Health Innovation East we help the best innovations in health and care reach the people, places and problems where they bring most benefit.

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Our year in review - our 2023/24 Impact Review

Our latest impact review is now live. Find out how we have helped great ideas reach the people, places and problems where they will bring most benefit throughout 2023/24

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Transforming patient experience into a real world solution

Sara Dorband, co-founder of HeartSnug shares how she used her own personal experience to develop a medical garment to meet the needs of women.

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What works! Addressing health inequalities with data-driven insights

Read how the Health Equity Evidence Centre is providing evidence-informed solutions for equitable health and care.

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We are the innovation arm of the NHS in the East of England.

Our team of clinicians, clinical scientists, commercial and NHS experts works with pioneering start-ups, universities, global corporates and the NHS to ensure that the best innovations in health and care reach the people and places where they deliver the most benefit. We also have a growing team of specialist programme managers, experts in real world evidence and data scientists who can support you in the specialist work increasingly needed to deliver today’s world of technology-enabled patient care.

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We bring together the right people to create the conditions for innovation. We share diverse perspectives and build lasting partnerships.

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We advance ideas within complex health systems and make change happen at pace using evidence.

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We introduce the best innovations in health and care, working alongside clinicians and staff, to deliver benefits to patients.

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At Health Innovation East we deliver meaningful change across health and care by supporting individual projects and large complex programmes from initial concept though to implementation.

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We work in partnership with public and private organisations across the innovation landscape to deliver our common goal of improving patient care.

Impact stories

Impact stories

Lumi Nova, a therapeutic digital intervention, is helping children to tackle their anxiety from home.

Lumi Nova

Created as an immersive mobile game, Lumi Nova uses two of the of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – psychoeducation and exposure therapy – to help children aged seven-12 years old facing difficulties with anxiety.

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Improving cold chain with BioPCM®- platform based Apollo™ Smart Panels

Apollo™ Smart Panels

Health Innovation East worked alongside Phase Change Solutions to evaluate the effectiveness of Apollo™ Smart Panels to help reduce cold chain breaches in primary care refrigeration.

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Preventing avoidable strokes with remote detection of atrial fibrillation.

Detecting atrial fibrillation remotely

Health Innovation East brokered a pilot of a new remote Atrial Fibrillation (AF) detection pathway in partnership with West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WSH).

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Innovation Ambassadors, co-funded by Health Innovation East, have championed innovation at Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

Building a culture of innovation

We co-funded the roles of two innovation ambassadors at CCS to foster and encourage innovation within the Trust.

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CUE1, a non-invasive, wearable device is helping to ‘bring back the smiles of people with Parkinson’s’.

Wearable tech device easing the symptoms of Parkinson’s

CUE1 has huge potential to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and Health Innovation East has been supporting Charco since April 2020, helping to support CUE1’s route-to-market journey.

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Neutrocheck®, at-home finger-prick blood test, will help identify patients at risk of a potentially fatal side-effect of chemotherapy.

Identifying a potentially life-threatening complication at home for cancer patients

Neutrocheck® is being developed by Cambridge MedTech start-up 52 North Health to enable people with symptoms to test for neutropenic sepsis at home.

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