The Innovation Agency is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, covering Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and South Cumbria.
Their role is to speed up the adoption of innovations in the NHS and social care, working in a national network of 15 AHSNs to spread the best products and practices across the country.
They work closely with other AHSNs to roll out national innovation and improvement programmes, as well as supporting partners with system transformation, matching local needs with relevant solutions.
Their staff teams are focussed on transformation; digital health; business support; patient safety; European funded programmes; communications and events; and quality improvement and coaching.
They lead the North West Coast Patient Safety Collaborative, funded by NHS Improvement and focussing on three national work streams – early identification of deterioration; maternal and neonatal safety; and safety culture.
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