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Organisations involved in the Service
About the NHS Innovation Service
The NHS is a large and complex system, and introducing new products and technologies can be challenging. Innovators must demonstrate the value of their product and navigate complex regulatory and procurement processes. For the NHS, finding new innovations that meet its needs can be equally difficult.
The NHS Innovation Service is a free, online platform created to solve both problems. To help the NHS find the best new innovations and provide innovators with the resources, tools and support they need to increase the chances of getting their product or idea adopted by the NHS.
How it works
To create an account, all you'll need is your email address and a password. The first time you sign in to your account, you'll be asked a few questions about your innovation.
To help us match you with organisations that can support you, you'll need to answer questions across the 8 sections of your innovation record. This is a live document and you can update it at any time, even after submitting it for a needs assessment.
Once submitted, our team will review your innovation record to understand your current needs. Then they will notify appropriate organisations, who can offer you tailored support based on your type of innovation and the stage in your journey.
If there's a suitable organisation, they'll contact you to offer advice and support. You may be matched with more than one support organisation. If the support organisations need any more information from you, they can message you and request actions through the service.
As you develop your idea, regularly update your innovation record. This way, the organisations that support you will have the most recent information and be able to give you advice that is specific to your innovation's stage of development.
The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) is proud to support the NHS Innovation Service.