Our “Bridging the gap” services can help you right through from understanding the NHS market to spreading a product or technology across the country.

There are other organisations with specialist expertise or connections who can help too. To make life easier, we’ve listed some of them here:

Innovation Exchange 

The AHSN Network Innovation Exchange is designed to help innovators understand what the NHS challenges are and connect you to the help you need.

The AHSNs are innovation brokers – we don’t deliver all the support ourselves – but we can help you to connect and find the right assistance for you.

By helping to understand NHS needs and navigate the system we aim to transform patient care and deliver economic growth.

Find out more

HealthTech Connect

HealthTech Connect was established by NICE and partners to support the development and adoption of health technologies with measurable benefits.

Its aims are:

  • Identifying and nurturing innovation;
  • Raising the profile of transformative technology;
  • Prioritising value-driven technologies for national evaluation;
  • Enabling support from product development through to adoption

Find out more 

Innovator fact sheets

Eastern AHSN has recently published a series of fact sheets designed to help innovators succeed. Each fact sheet provides a comprehensive – but not exhaustive! – source of information:

Funding resources

Eastern AHSN has published information about a variety of funding sources, how they can help and how to access them.