The challenges we face
Companies, especially SMEs, can face significant challenges to introduce their new and innovative products into the NHS. The complexity of public procurement, patient safety and a risk averse culture across multiple organisations can be daunting. The Innovation Nexus aims to provide a single source of resource that can help companies, particularly SMEs, understand the steps that need to be taken to support their business planning and engage with the NHS more easily, thus progressing the adoption of their innovation at pace and with fewer unanticipated obstacles.
How can the Innovation Nexus help me?
Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise
Help with navigating NHS procurement
Information about funding and investment
Help with setting up a trial of your innovation
Information on science parks and office locations
Connect you with relevant organisations
UK’s Minister for Life Sciences celebrates the success of GM AHSN’s Innovation Nexus
Speaking at the Health & Social Care Expo in Manchester last week, Minster George Freeman spoke of the current opportunities and challenges facing the NHS.
In the speech, which closed the event at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Mr Freeman set out plans for delivering the necessary improvements, focusing on NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.
Commenting on the need for “a culture across the health and care service that values and promotes innovation”, the Minister highlighted GM AHSN’s Innovation Nexus as a prime example, noting its success in securing additional funding and supporting 60 companies in its first six months.
In addition, Mr Freeman mentioned the importance of data and digital healthcare, stressing the importance of integrated health and care records for reducing hospital admissions, supporting those with chronic conditions and decreasing the onset of preventable diseases.
Concluding, he stated: “Working with new transformative technologies towards a more innovative NHS that delivers better value. That’s what we should all be working for.”