Our work focuses on supporting our region’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), and delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP).

Our core functions of innovation and improvement underpin the impact we make for our stakeholders including STPs, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the Office for Life Sciences.

Our services include our experience, expertise and strategic advice in areas such as innovation scouting, joint bidding and project management, clinical advice and leadership, and analysis and evaluation support. 

We also link in with the Clinical and Professional Board to address unmet health and wellbeing needs by matching these to proven solutions.

We were thrilled to be part of the successful bid for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Applied Research Collaboration (ARCKSS). With £9m of funding awarded by the National Institute for Health Research, and a further £5m investment from local NHS trusts, local authorities and universities, the collaboration will ensure the learning from research is used more quickly and systematically to improve patient care. Des Holden, our Medical Director, is Implementation Lead for the ARCKSS.