The East of England Cancer Alliance works with a number of partners to incorporate ideas in innovation into the care pathway, these include partners in the academic and private sectors as well as in health and care.

Health Innovation East 

Health Innovation East is one of 15 regional Health Innovation Networks that support the introduction of innovative technologies, devices and care pathways to transform health and care.

Health Innovation East, the innovation arm of the NHS in the region, compromises a team of over 60 clinicians, data scientists, life sciences industry experts and skilled programme leaders passionate about helping the best innovations in health and care reach the people, places and problems where they bring most benefit.

The organisation works with colleagues to help understand how innovations can transform health and care, with industry, universities, patients and the voluntary sector to deliver meaningful change in the real world.



NHS Innovation Accelerator

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an award-winning NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Health Innovation Networks, hosted at UCLPartners. The NIA delivers on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for patient and population benefit. More recently the NIA was highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan. 

The NIA is committed to sharing learning about innovation adoption and spread with the wider health and care system. Our evaluation stream is helping to broker real-world validation using insight, learning and experience from the Fellows and adoption sites.