Our priority areas for products and services

We are focusing our support on those areas that will have the greatest impact on patient care, align with the priorities of our local health systems and help us achieve our vision of improving the health of our population.

While we are interested in hearing from companies across a range of healthcare areas, we are particularly keen on products that meet needs in the following areas:

  • Mental health
  • Population health management
  • Information sharing
  • Patient self-management

The development of these priorities has been informed by engagement with our local NHS organisations, a survey of local research and innovation needs in the NHS and through aligning with the needs of our local sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and the NHS Long Term Plan.

Mental health

Mental health was identified as the top priority for research and innovation in a recent survey of NHS clinicians and managers both nationally and within the UCLPartners region.

We are particularly interested in hearing from companies that have products in the areas of:

  • Prevention, identification and early intervention
  • Addressing social determinants and consequences of mental health problems (inequality, quality of life and recovery)
  • Better integration of the management of physical and mental illness

Population health management

As one of the key pillars of the NHS Long Term Plan, improving population health is a focus for all STPs. We are particularly interested in hearing from companies that provide tools to better understand population health and its impact within a health economy.

Information sharing

Digital is one of UCLPartners’ strategic priority areas, and we know that our NHS stakeholders see great potential in using digital technologies to improve communications and data sharing. We are particularly interested in hearing from companies that provide digital solutions to improving clinician-to-clinician communication and information sharing.

Patient self-management

People have a key role in protecting their own health, choosing appropriate treatments and managing long-term conditions. The NHS Long Term Plan calls for a ‘fundamental shift in the way that the NHS works alongside patients and individuals. We’re particularly interested in hearing from companies with:

  • Patient self-management tools and technologies
  • Remote patient management solutions within the community & mental health domains

Contact us

If you have a product or service that may might these needs please contact us through our Innovator enquiry form.