What we do

Our programmes

Health Innovation Wessex speeds innovation across the region’s health system to create a healthier population and a thriving economy. Our programmes drive research into practice to address local health and social care priorities through partnership, collaboration, investment and support.

Covid Oximetry

Covid Oximetry - both within primary and secondary care - is an enhanced package of remote monitoring (of symptoms and oxy... Find out more >

CVD - Cardiovascular Disease

Meeting the need for improved prevention and management across Wessex - the NHS Long Term Plan states that the b... Find out more >

Environmental Sustainability

In October 2020, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching carbon net zero, in response to the... Find out more >

FeNO - Fractional exhaled nitric oxide - for the diagnosis and management of Asthma

Our Goals - The AHSNs (now renamed Health Innovation Networks) worked to support the spread of FeNO testing and to i... Find out more >

Health Inequalities

Health Innovation Wessex is committed to supporting local and national healthcare systems in addressing health inequalitie... Find out more >

Healthy Ageing

What was the Healthy Ageing Programme? The Healthy Ageing Programme ran between 2007-2023 and built on Health Innovat... Find out more >

Improving Health in Care Homes

In the UK, 405,000 older people (aged 65+) currently live in care homes. This represents 16% of older people over the age ... Find out more >

Industry and Innovation

Helping innovations reach health and social care faster and improving patients outcomes are our passion. Through deliverin... Find out more >

Innovation Adoption

We believe in improving lives through innovation by surfacing key priorities and needs through curious questioning to supp... Find out more >

Innovation Insight

Our team is established in the assessment and study of innovation in healthcare, with a set of in-house skills that bring ... Find out more >

Medicines Optimisation

Health Innovation Wessex (HIW) is the national lead for the Health Innovation Network's Medicines Optimisation (MO) Progra... Find out more >

Mental Health

Experiencing poor mental health can cause distress and major disruption to an individual, their family, and friends.&nbs... Find out more >

National Programmes

The programmes we deliver comprise national commissions from NHS England (including supporting the Accelerated Access Coll... Find out more >

Nationally Prioritised Innovations

A key role of Health Innovation Wessex is supporting the spread and adoption of innovation. The aim of the Nationally Prio... Find out more >

NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme (NIPP)

NIPP was funded by NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative  to enable ARCs and AHSNs to work together to accel... Find out more >

Patient Safety Collaborative

Work to improve patient safety is delivered by the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative, one of 15 Patient Safety Collabor... Find out more >

Primary and Community Care Programme

There is no shortage of innovation in the NHS, but too often innovations do not have the reach or impact that would be exp... Find out more >

Q - Wessex

Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by the ... Find out more >

Wessex Cancer Innovation Programme

The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) sets out ambitious aims for improving cancer care in the UK. This includes diagnosing 75% of ... Find out more >


Background The NHS workforce is experiencing significant challenges and urgent action is required to tackle staff shortag... Find out more >

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We work with partners in the NHS, private healthcare, small companies, large industry and academic bodies to improve the health of patients and grow our regional economy.

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Reflections on the Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) workshop hosted by the Industry and Innovation team

On Friday 17 May, Health Innovation Wessex (HIW) hosted a one-day course in collaboration wi...

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Reflections on the Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) workshop hosted by the Industry and Innovation team

On Friday 17 May, Health Innovation Wessex (HIW) hosted a one-day course in collaboration wi...

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