Healthcare providers

Get faster access to the latest innovations and technologies to deliver excellent patient care

Access to proven innovations:

We know you want access to the latest innovations to improve patient care and enable efficiencies.

We also understand the innovation landscape can be overwhelming. How do you separate out proven ideas that work from the hype?

With so many new innovations and processes competing for your attention, we can help you focus on the evidence backed programmes which have been identified by the NHS for national adoption and spread because of their potential for large impact.

We deliver the roll out of nationally driven programmes, including patient safety programmes, Rapid Uptake Products from the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and innovations selected by NHS England as part of the MedTech Funding Mandate. We are a trusted partner to the NHS, to practically support you to adopt and spread these proven innovations and help deliver a lasting legacy for health and care across our region.

Help us understand your challenges so that we can look to match your problems with applicable solutions. If you work in healthcare and have a challenge that requires fresh thinking, let us know and we will do our best to help you.

Clinical entrepreneurs:

We also know that a great idea can take many forms and some of the best ideas come from those who are experienced in the delivery of care:

  • It can be an innovative new product or way of working
  • It can be a process used consistently
  • It can involve using an existing product in a new way
  • It can be a group or a network
  • It can be taking something that works elsewhere and introducing it somewhere new
  • It is often a combination of all the above

As we live in the largest life sciences cluster in Europe and have the most brilliant health and care practitioners in the world, we also want our community to benefit from both, creating better health outcomes and more prosperity by enabling clinical teams to share their views with innovators and vice versa.

Part of our role is therefore also to encourage our ecosystem to work together and support clinical entrepreneurs with ideas to transform health and care. If you have an idea, please also check out our page for innovators.

Patient safety

Innovation should never come at the price of patient safety. At Health Innovation East we host the Eastern Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), tasked with embedding the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (NatPatSIPs) across our region.

Our patient safety team is funded and co-ordinated by NHS England and NHS Improvement to play a critical role in identifying and spreading safer care initiatives across our region.

We do this by working across acute, non-acute and community settings to quickly share and spread evidence-based practices, products and tools.

We are focused on the following national priority areas:

Deterioration (programme ended)

The Managing Deterioration Safety Improvement Programme (ManDetSIP) aims to reduce deterioration-associated harm by improving the prevention, identification, escalation and response to physical deterioration, through better system co-ordination and as part of safe and reliable pathways of care by March 2024.

This programme is currently closed, find out more information here.

Maternity and neonatal safety

The Maternity And Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme is a national programme delivered locally in partnership to:

  • Support maternal and neonatal care services to provide a safe, reliable and quality healthcare experience to all women, babies and families across maternity care settings
  • Create the conditions for continuous improvement, a safety culture and a neonatal maternal and neonatal learning system
  • Contribute to the national ambition of reducing the rates of maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths and injuries

Find out more…

Medicines safety

Our Medicines Safety Improvement Programme (MedSIP) aims to reduce errors in the administration of medicines in care homes, to improve the safety and experience of care. Our work includes mapping out what is working around medicines safety in care homes, exploring the nature and scale of medication errors and assessing the quality improvement capabilities of care home staff. This allows us to understand current delivery processes, in addition to the nature and scale of any issues so that we can support improvement interventions.

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Mental health

The MHSIP aims to improve safety and outcomes of mental health care by reducing unwarranted variation and providing a high-quality healthcare experience for all the people across the system by March 2024.

Find out more…

Adoption and spread

The Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme (A&S-SIP) uses the national patient safety programme’s unique position to both identify and then support the spread and adoption of effective and safe, evidence-based interventions and practice across England. The programme focuses on increasing the proportion of eligible patients receiving the emergency laparotomy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) discharge care bundles.

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Good ideas, combined with the right direction and a culture of learning, can save lives.

Alana Hunt, Quality Improvement Lead, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Supporting more sustainable NHS

In October 2020 the NHS became the first in the world to set the target of delivering a net zero national health system and we are committed to helping them in this goal. We are working to identify innovations which may help deliver more sustainable services. Find out more.

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