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We focus on innovators who have a technology or service near or ready for market. If you are at an earlier stage we can signpost to another organisation for help. As part of our ongoing work, we are interested to hear about technology and service solutions to support NHS services impacted by the response to COVID-19 and aid the recovery.

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Meet the Innovation Exchange team

Our team includes a mix of backgrounds from molecular biology, medical and nursing through to clinical informatics, IT and commissioning.

This multi-disciplinary group understands the science behind the technology, the potential challenges the company may face when working with the NHS, and the business case required for procurement, so are in a good position to help with adoption and spread of new technology.

Deputy Director Suzanne Ali-Hassan.

Deputy Head Elias Zapantis

Commercial Lead Michael Duffin

NHS Technology Advisors Gareth Cairns and Dr Nausheen Hameed.

Project Coordinator Libby Graham.

If you would like to attend an NHS Insights Briefing or access other support and signposting, please fill in a company engagement form

Now launched! On 23 September, we opened applications for our first Innovation Fellowship aimed at NHS staff working in North East London, North Central London or Mid and South Essex ICS. The 12-month programme will provide six Fellows – with a healthcare solution at proof-of-concept stage – with knowledge and support around key business areas to help them to develop their solution. You can find out more information about the Fellowship and apply here. Deadline - 14 November 2021

Key contact

Suzanne Ali-Hassan

Head of Commercial Engagement

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