Latest events

Whilst we are unable to run face to face events due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are looking at what can be delivered virtually.

Under normal circumstances we run a series of events, often in partnership, to support innovators, health providers and patients turn great ideas into positive health impact.

For example if you are looking to develop and commercialise your innovations, our insight to impact workshops, clinical innovator or scale-up academy events are a great opportunity to meet peers, hear from experts, debate key topics and access 1:1 support to develop your idea. The MedTechBOOST programme we initiated in 2019 brings together researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups to develop, validate and design solutions to some of the biggest health challenges. The topic in 2019 was mental health and healthy ageing and we are looking forward to running this event again in 2020 when restrictions are eased.

We also convene senior leaders and industry experts at our regional leaders innovation forums to discuss, debate and make connections to help solve some of the biggest issues faced in health and care.

Our innovation exchange events are designed to match innovators with local healthcare providers around specific challenges and our medical directors masterclasses bring together senior clinicians from trusts across our region to share best practice and learn about innovation in our region.

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NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and Eastern AHSN: Mental Health Funding Workshop

Thursday 16 December

Accessing funding and building a strong application

Join us for an opportunity to work closely with the NIHR Research Design Service and Eastern AHSN advisors to help understand what constitutes a strong funding application as well as gaining insight on funding opportunities available to innovators, with a particular reference to innovations in mental health.

We want innovators to go away with new skills in writing funding bids as well as an understanding around the importance of often overlooked elements within an application, for example: patient participation and health economics.

Click here to find out more and book your place


Leading for Change

The Leading For Change leadership programme is for patients and public and those NHS staff who are engaged in managing patient and public involvement.  It is a four day programme run by the Citizens’ Senate  and the King’s Fund.  It is focused on updating existing skills and developing new skills in order to enable effective partnership with health professionals.  A fundamental element of this programme is a willingness to work collaboratively and strategically with the system.  The programme content will help gain confidence to engage in conversations and to improve relationship building and influencing skills.

Date of the cohorts are as follows:

  • Day 1 – 25/1/22
  • Day 2 – 27/1/22
  • Day 3 – 15/2/22
  • Day 4 – 8/3/22

Apply for a place by 31 December:

Insights to Impact Masterclass: patient participation and co-design

Thursday 27 January, 09:30 – 12:45

Patient experience is invaluable when looking for reimbursement from the NHS and should not be underestimated. The purpose of this online masterclass is to help innovators understand how collaborating with patients can help support innovators in obtaining funding applications, improve research studies and support uptake and usage of digital and MedTech across the NHS. You will hear from a range of stakeholders, understand the theory and learn from real life case studies.

Why attend

  • Learn about the best ways to engage with patients and patient groups
  • Understand the importance of patient participation across the whole development pathway
  • Gain knowledge about how patient groups can support your grant application
  • Learn how Eastern AHSN have incorporated the patient voice into the work they do
  • Access tools to help you to engage patient groups into your work


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