Innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum. Great ideas can (& do) come from all corners of the NHS & you are probably already involved! 

What is innovation & what does it look like? 

Innovation is about finding new, better or more effective ways of solving problems.


In health & social care this usually relates to:


- an identified need

- a process

- a new pathway

- a new medical technology or device   

•Platforms & Apps •Clinical guidelines & checklists •Pathway redesign •Training material •Pharmaceutical •Genome sequencing •Wearable sensors •Portable technology •Surgical devices

Where do I find support?

•BHT Innovation Project Manager •Service Improvement Team •Local AHSN •NHS England – CoLab portal, Clinical Entrepreneur Programme •NIHR – Research Design Service •Professional networking events & conferences 

Where can I find funding or resources?

There are lots of funding streams & resources available, here are a few good places to start.

BHT Library
Innovate UK
SBRI Healthcare
The Health Foundation
IP Group
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If you would like to discuss support or funding for an innovation idea or would like to find out more about innovation at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, please contact:

Chris Cleaver – Innovation Manager




01494 32 4299


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

HP21 8AL

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