Who we are
The NHS Innovation Service is made up of a collective of organisations that all play a part in supporting and assessing innovations along the journey from an idea to implementation and scaling.
The organisations behind the service
Below is a list of the organisations that use the NHS Innovation Service. These organisations have a variety of offers for support, guidance, and assessment of healthcare innovations. Through this service, they reach out to innovators they believe they will be able to work with.
|The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)||A network of 15 regional organisations that support innovation across all levels of maturity.|
|Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)||Regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.|
|NHS England Specialised Commissioning||Delivers cutting-edge care and innovation for rare disorders and complex medical conditions.|
|NHS Supply Chain||Manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food to the NHS and healthcare organisations in England and Wales.|
|National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)||Produce evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services.|
|National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)||UK’s largest funder of health and care research, working in partnership with the NHS, universities and local government.|
|Department for International Trade (DIT)||Help UK life sciences companies to do business overseas and support foreign life sciences companies to invest in the UK.|
|Health Technology Wales (HTC)||Provides advice and guidance to health and care services in Wales about the use of new and existing health technologies.|
|Life Science Hub Wales (LSHW)||Working with innovative companies to find solutions for NHS and healthcare providers to help the people of Wales.|
|Scottish Health Technology Group (SHTG)||National health technology assessment (HTA) agency providing advice to NHS Scotland on the use of new and existing health technologies (excluding medicines).|