The Innovation Exchange
All 15 AHSNs support the regional ‘import and export’ of healthcare innovation through our Innovation Exchange, an AHSN coordinated approach to identify, select and support the adoption of innovations that improve our economy and patients’ lives.
The National Innovation Exchange identifies innovations for the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and for local adoption. The AAC is a national partnership of organisations including NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, NICE, NHS Improvement and the AHSNs.
The Innovation Exchange has four structured elements: