Our business support 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.

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

The AHSN Network has a range of online resources aimed at helping innovators with topics such as writing a business case, procurement and generating evidence. 

Innovation Exchange directory of resources for innovators from value proposition, market access to how to access NHS procurement.

 Innovation exchange directory of resources

AHSN events in the Innovation Exchange 


NHS Innovation Service

Helping SMEs take their healthcare innovation from idea to adoption, supporting every step of the way

 Find out more


Further information

NHS Insights briefings give you key insights into the complexities of the NHS and wider healthcare ecosystem, and the support available to help launch your health technology to market. 


NICE (National institute for Health and Care Excellence)

For NICE scientific advice (https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/life-sciences/scientific-advice)

This service provides a fee-based consultancy service to help develop evidence that demonstrates clinical and cost effectiveness for all types of technology.

For the NICE META tool

This is a fee-based service platform to support product developers to understand what evidence they need to generate to convince healthcare commissioners of the value of the technology can bring to the NHS.


The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) The NIHR provide support for study design and delivery of clinical research in applied health and social care.

NIHR Research Design Service   

The regional NIHR service, Research Design Service South East, provides free and confidential advice on study design, identifying sources of funding, writing funding applications and patient and public involvement in research.


 Funding resources

Wessex AHSN’s funding support service, offering funding opportunities and support to apply for grants for product development or evaluation, for example from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), NIHR, Health Foundation and Innovate UK. 



For upcoming events organised by the KSS team, see our Eventbrite page. Our Bite Sized workshops are held regularly throughout the year, and summary information on past events can also be found in the news section of this website. See our Eventbrite page for details.


Get in touch for a 1:1 with the KSS AHSN industry team to discuss what other support regionally and nationally might be available kssahsn.bridgingthegap@nhs.net