Services to the NHS

The services we offer to NHS employees and organisations can support you at key stages in the pathway of your bright idea.  

NHS Innovations North delivers innovation within NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, engaging with the AHSN Innovation Scout Scheme and providing a key role in The Innovation Pathway.


1. Assessment of your Bright Idea
2. Healthcare Market Information
3. Intellectual Property Rights and Protecting your Bright Idea
4. Specialist Market Research
5. Commercialisation and Legal Assistance
6. Signposting to Funding and Investment Sources
7. Workshops


If you have any questions or need any help throughout the process, please contact us on 0191 5164400 or email enquiries@nhsinnovationsnorth.org.uk

 
1. Assessment of your Bright Idea
NHS Innovations North ensures that new ideas are effectively captured and assessed to maximise the chances of successful commercialisation of new products and services, as well as reducing the loss of valuable ideas, with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.  The assessment of ideas at this stage of the process ensures that important information is provided so that inventors and Trusts are better equipped to decide how to progress an idea. 


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2. Healthcare Market Information
Innovators can tap into a valuable source of market information from a wide range of current and secure industry and healthcare specific data platforms. The data can be specialised and bespoke and analysed to help inform commercial decisions.

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3. Intellectual Property Rights and Protecting your Bright Idea
NHS Innovations North will advise on the necessary steps for protecting a new idea. 
For existing intellectual property, effective portfolio management is provided, ensuring the ongoing maintenance of protection.

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4. Specialist Market Research
We can provide bespoke and individual reports for you regarding market data, size of market opportunity, competitor analysis, pricing structures, product benchmarking and comparison.  
Reports are all designed to support your journey to commercialise your innovation and ensure that you are fully aware of opportunities as well as any potential pitfalls.

NHS Innovations North can support you with information to exploit your innovative ideas.  
We provide you with the critical details to support decision-making regarding your innovation as well as your onward marketing strategy as your bright idea develops into reality. 
From a quick enquiry to in-depth research services, you can access high quality intelligence that is normally only available through specialist fee-based sources.

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5. Commercialisation and Legal Assistance

We provide commercial advice for your innovation, to help you make the most of the opportunities for your idea.  Our professional and experienced team are well-versed in helping individuals develop commercial strategies, also providing legal assistance and advice.

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6. Signposting to Funding and Investment Sources
Assistance is provided to help with accessing financial support to enable the further development and commercialisation of a new idea, as well as providing support in connection with the establishment of a company, where appropriate.

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7. Workshops
We provide bespoke seminars and workshops to support your organisations’ innovation strategy and culture including:

•  IP Identification and Management;
•  Identification of Unmet Needs; and
•  Assessing Innovative Ideas.

These are completely bespoke for NHS employees, ranging from short lunchtime seminars to whole day interactive workshops.

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For further information, please contact us

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