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About HIEC South West
Our Vision Our vision is to promote pan-regional uptake and rapid diffusion of innovation into
healthcare, to measure the improvement in quality of outcome that is achieved and to
ensure the development of a multi-professional workforce that is actively engaged in
Our Aims – to secure the best health and healthcare in Europe and in doing so to deliver on the
twin aims of value for the patient and value for the tax-payer.
- using best practice in innovation and education to deliver better services for patients.
Our Approach An entrepreneurial approach will be adopted. HIEC-SW will make use of the extensive
network that already exists to ensure rapid adoption of best and leading edge practice,
to deliver substantial benefits by focusing on what works, identifying and connecting
with individuals and organisations to support development, systematically spreading
improved care across the SW.
Where the best approach is in doubt, we will work to develop answers in partnership with
researchers, industry partners and international contacts.
AssessmentA key part of the HIEC‟s activities will be to monitor and assess how spread of best
practice and innovative ways of working occurs effectively and use that information to
feed back into HIEC activities.
Partners Our partners are:
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
NHS Technology Adoption Hub
NHS Innovation South West
South West Science and Industry Council
South West RDA
NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Bristol
International partnerships with leading edge health systems
Major suppliers (medical, technological and educational)