Who we work with
We help Regional Organisations transform the way in which Trusts interact to strengthen the Innovation Pathway. We help individual Trusts put in place the essential foundations of a successful Innovation Pathway and then support or manage the full process. We support individual innovators both with Trusts that already have an Innovation Process and with Trusts or other employers where there is no Intellectual Property policy in place.
Agreements to Provide Services are in place with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust with further Agreements in negotiation.
For the types of Trusts, organisations and individuals that we work with, please see the tabs below:
Health Innovation Support assists companies with innovative ideas wishing to develop them with the NHS, or to companies struggling with any aspect of turning an NHS innovation into a reality.
Health Innovation Support is here to help members of the public who have had an idea for a healthcare or medical product or device, with no charge for the initial consultation.
Are you a member of staff at an NHS Trust that already has an Innovation Policy? We can guide you to the correct people within your Trust, while ensuring that their policy is fit for purpose and that your rights will be properly recognised and rewarded.
Health Innovation Support can help you establish clarity about the ownership of your idea if your Trust doesn’t have an Intellectual Property Policy or an Innovation Lead.
To turn your idea into a reality, we will either support you through the whole Innovation Pathway directly, or in partnership with your Trust.
Health Innovation Support staff were integral to the development of regional positions on confidentiality, the ownership of Intellectual Property and revenue shares between organisations and employees. The fundamental lesson was that Trusts have a huge amount to gain from trusting each other when evaluating an innovation’s potential.
Health Innovation Support can help demonstrate why an NHS Trust should invest in an innovation, and provide a plug-and-play Intellectual Property Policy and Pathway.
Once the pathway is in place, Health Innovation Support can assist, support or manage the whole process on behalf of the Trust.