NHS England’s Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP) aims to address local healthcare inequalities experienced by deprived and other under-served populations.
Project teams (comprising clinical and non-clinical expertise) from across the country are working together with their local communities to identify, address and minimise healthcare inequalities through projects to improve access to the latest health technologies and medicines.
These technologies and medicines are focused on five clinical areas of priority which closely align with the national Core20PLUS5 approach to reducing healthcare inequalities which includes maternity, mental health, respiratory, cancer diagnosis and cardiovascular disease.
Key to the projects are voices from local communities who are guiding this work to make sure that those most in need will benefit from it.
NHS England’s InHIP programme is a unique collaboration between the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), NHS England’s National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme and the AHSN Network. It is delivered in partnership with integrated care systems (ICSs).
This programme builds on the AAC and AHSN Network's achievements and learning to date in improving access to innovations in healthcare for the general population.