The Innovation Agency provides the regional Innovation Exchange platform for the North West Coast across Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our footprint has around 4.1 million residents and includes 22 NHS providers, 20 CCGs, nine universities and a large number of life science industry partners and small to medium size businesses. Visit our website to discover even more regional challenges and innovations that are spreading in our region.
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Improving outcomes for mothers suffering from postnatal depression
The Innovation Agency is looking for solutions to the challenge of monitoring new mothers' wellbeing when they return home after the birth of their child. The innovation should help clinicians to pick up on the symptoms of postnatal depression earlier and therefore improve health outcomes.
The AHSN Network supports many innovators to help advance our health and care system, a selection is shown here. Find out more about these successful innovations supported by the NHS.
A Liverpool-based company has developed and spread two apps among a number of health and care providers, and is co-creating four more following support from the Innovation Agency, the AHSN for the North West Coast.
The O2COMFORT flowmeter offers an innovative answer to oxygen therapy. This device can deliver oxygen in a traditional, continuous manner, but it also contains a comfort mode in which a dose of oxygen is only administered upon inhalation. The comfort settings 1 to 5 give an equivalent therapy of 1 to 5 litres per minute of continuous flow. The flowmeter offers additional advantages over the traditional flowmeter. When in comfort mode, the oxygen delivery follows the natural breath rate of the patient. In this way the O2COMFORT flowmeter increases the wellbeing of the patient while reducing the waste of medical oxygen.
Launch of Digital North accelerator programme for 2021
The Digital North accelerator programme is a collaborative enterprise established by the four northe...