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NHS Innovations South West

The Portway Centre, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6EB
01722 435616

About us

NHS Innovations South West (NISW) is the NHS Innovations Hub for the South West of England, set up to help NHS staff across the 6 counties (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire) develop and take forward new innovative ideas – both products and services – to enhance healthcare delivery.

NISW is a not-for-profit making organisation, funded by the Department of Health and consists of Business Development Managers, a network of Trust based Innovation Leaders (TILs) across the South West who have a proven track record in developing medical solutions. Together they work closely with NHS staff with an aim to bring these ideas to reality.

We offer

NHS Innovations South West provides a comprehensive and confidential Innovation support service for NHS organisations as well as advice and brokerage for commercial organisations seeking to improve their understanding and access to the NHS.

Our commercially experienced Business Development Managers work directly with Trusts, as well as with our network of 22 Trust Innovation Leads to :

  • > Establish the benefits of an innovators idea
  • > Conduct initial research to determine its uniqueness
  • > Evaluate the potential demand and market opportunity
  • > Explore opportunities for improvement and innovation to meet the challenges
  • > Establish Intellectual property rights and those of collaborators and any other interested parties
  • > Create a compelling business case to support commercialisation with either a private company, third party or spin off operation
  • > Identify potential commercial partners and broker discussions with them leading to commercialisation that creates value for the innovator and their Trust
  • > Ensure equitable rewards for all parties
  • > Establish ongoing relationships with key partners for prototyping, legal and regulatory advice
  • > Assist with Grant applications and identifying other funding opportunities
  • > Provide ongoing continuous professional development and training to Innovation leads and board level champions to improve effectiveness and accelerate adoption of best practices

We support

  • Avon
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Investment
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


If you are a company or other commercial organisation we may be able to help you in a number of ways.  We can :

  • > Provide consultancy and advise on accessing and gaining adoption of your products into NHS organisations
  • > Assist with finding suitable partners for clinical trials
  • > Assist with finding appropriate clinicians to assess your idea
  • > Provide links into the local network of healthcare organisations and interest groups
  • > Assist and advise on accessing grant funding and finding appropriate research partners.

If you want to know more about our work, our projects or services, or have any questions please contact us.

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