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NHS resources

Whether you work in the NHS with an idea, or you just want to know more about working with the NHS, the resources on this page will answer some of the most common questions about bringing ideas into the NHS.

Alex Leach
Deputy Director of Innovation & Growth


The Ultimate Doctorpreneur Start up GuideA useful guide for healthcare professionals (HCPs) wanting to start a business. This is a useful resource to use/share with HCPs following BD calls to provide more detailed information about start-ups.Find out more
How does the NHS in England work?The Kings Fund have put together a handy whistle-stop tour of how the NHS in England works.Find out more
Learn how healthcare is delivered in the NHSGet a detailed understanding of the NHS - its inner workings, current and future challenges, and how it all fits together.Learn more
NHS & Technology AdoptionAn overview of the organisations, processes and programmes involved in the adoption of new medical devices and technologies into the NHS. Find out more
Accessing the NHS: A Guide for SMEsMost health technology companies want to access the NHS and SMEs find this especially challenging. The SEHTA team have spent over 14 years helping companies understand and access the NHS and have finally attempted to distil all this knowledge and experience into one handy guide.Read more
Guidance on adoption and spread of innovations and improvementsAcross the UK, a third of healthcare improvement projects never spread beyond their particular unit,
a further third are embedded across their organisation but never spread further than that, and only
the final third are spread across their own and other similar organisations.
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NHS Authorities and Trusts directoryFind here a list of all NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, area teams and special health authorities in England.Find out more
NHS Accelerated Access CollaborativeBringing together industry, government, regulators, patients and the NHS to remove barriers and accelerate the introduction of ground-breaking new treatments and diagnostics which can transform care.

The AAC supports all types of innovations: medicines, diagnostics, devices, digital products, pathway changes and new workforce models.
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