The Innovation Agency is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, covering Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and South Cumbria.
They are one of 15 AHSNs and are funded by NHS national commissioners to spread innovations which have been demonstrated to improve health and reduce costs; and they support health systems in transformation and improvement.
They work closely with other AHSNs in the AHSN Network to roll out national innovation and improvement programmes, as well as local programmes.
Their staff teams are focussed on transformation; digital health; business support; patient safety; European funded programmes; communications and events; and quality improvement and coaching.
They lead the North West Coast Patient Safety Collaborative, funded by NHS Improvement and focussing on three national work streams – early identification of deterioration; maternal and neonatal safety; and safety culture.