About Us

The Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London, one of 15 AHSNs across England.

We connect academics, NHS commissioners and providers, local authorities, patients and patient groups, and industry in order to accelerate the spread and adoption of innovations and best practice, using evidence-based research across large populations. 

Working as catalysts of change across health and social care economies, we enable health improvements and economic growth.



Our network

What we do

We are a membership organisation focused on spread and adoption of lasting system-wide improvements in patient and population health, strengthening relationships and capitalising on teaching and research strengths across South London.

Our work programmes focus on health priorities across our clinical areas – diabetes, dementia, musculoskeletal and alcohol. Our cross-cutting innovation themes – patient experience, patient safety, technology & information, education & training and wealth creation, support all our work programmes to deliver service improvement to all our members, including acute, specialist, community and mental health NHS trusts, primary care, clinical commissioning groups as well as social care partners.

We work closely with industry, academia and patients and the public to facilitate system wide change and improvement.


Overview of our work

We focus on four Clinical Areas and five cross-cutting Innovation Themes:

Clinical Areas

Innovation Themes