About the service

The NHS Innovation Service is operated by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and we exist for two main reasons:

  • We want to get more innovations to clinicians and patients faster
  • We want to make the NHS a great place to innovate

Joined up support for innovators

We want to make it easier and faster for you to develop your innovations and bring them to the NHS. Here, you'll find information and support to help take your innovation from idea through development and testing, to adoption and spread in the NHS.

Communicating what the NHS needs

To find the best solutions in healthcare we'll use the NHS Innovation Service to communicate what research and innovation the NHS needs to meet its challenges. We'll be doing this to help researchers, innovators and funders understand which specific areas of health need to be addressed with research and innovation.

Preparing the NHS to adopt new innovations

The NHS Innovation Service will help the NHS join up the search for the best new innovations. This means we can make sure that the whole system is better prepared to support their introduction.