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The team at NHS Innovations North has a variety of technical specialisms covering a wide range of scientific fields, including physics, chemistry, microbiology, engineering and design.

"Many people in the NHS don’t think that they are innovative, but if you find and implement solutions to problems you identify in your work setting, then you are an innovator! It’s our job to help you spot the innovation, protect it and where possible, commercialise it." - Ailsa Anderson, Programme Manager

"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." - John Maynard Keynes

"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions" - Anthony Jay, British writer and journalist 

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Dr Nicola Wesley - Head of NHS Innovations North
Carl Brown - Business Support Manager
Anna Taylor - Intellectual Property Manager
Alan Sanderson - Programme Manager
Catherine Smith - Information and Technology Researcher
Nick Harrison - Health Information Assistant
Wayne Bryant - Health Innovations Officer
Paul Marriott - Business Support Manager
Liz Allan - Business Development Manager