Your gateway to innovation in the NHS

Read the latest news, case studies and funding opportunities for healthcare innovators. Understand the key stages to bring your product or idea to the NHS and access tailored support through the NHS Innovation Service.

NHS Innovation Service

Supporting healthcare innovators

The NHS Innovation Service offers:

  • Practical support for all types of healthcare innovators, from start-up to established enterprise
  • A centralised record of your innovation, reducing the need to fill out multiple forms
  • Free advice and guidance from experts in the industry
  • A free assessment to establish your current needs and match you with organisations that can help

Your guide to innovation in the NHS

Discover the key steps you’ll need to take to introduce your idea or product to the NHS. Industry experts, government bodies, the NHS and patient groups have collaborated to provide in-depth information on everything from creation to commissioning and adoption.

Find funding opportunities

Find funding opportunities, awards and competitions to accelerate the launch of your idea or product into the NHS.

Case studies


  • What every innovator should know before completing their innovation record

    Everyone who registers with the NHS Innovation Service completes an innovation record. After completing it as fully as possible, submit the record for our needs assessment team to review. Gemma Snell is one of the needs assessors who looks after this stage of the process, and has shared her top five tips for completing your record.

    May 24, 2023

    • Interviews
    • NHS Innovation Service
  • S12 Solutions: Mental Health Awareness Week

    This Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May), find out how social worker Amy Manning, who specialises in mental health, developed the S12 Solutions app with the help from one of our support organisations.

    May 17, 2023

    • NHS Innovation Service
  • Changes to the innovation record

    Following research and feedback from innovators and partner organisations, the innovation record will be updated to improve clarity and user experience.

    April 21, 2023

    • Feature spotlight
    • NHS Innovation Service