Nottingham Healthcare Innovation Platform

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Do you work in a clinical healthcare setting and have ideas that could improve the patient experience?

If yes, we have funding and support to help you develop these ideas.

Nottingham Healthcare Innovation Platform (NHIP) is a three-year project funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) at the University of Nottingham. The project aims to improve the patient experience by addressing clinical needs. We work with clinicians to look for gaps in treatment, new therapies or a new intervention that would improve the experience of patients. We provide seed funding to support the development of a solution via University of Nottingham research and our partners, ensuring that the research being done matches genuine, real-world need.

We are experts in linking ideas with the quickest path to development and can provide dedicated support throughout the application and project development process. This is a particularly good opportunity for clinical staff who have fantastic day to day experience and ideas but may not know the routes to develop an idea or have access to funding.

NHIP brings together local NHS trusts and the University of Nottingham to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects that will address the challenges found within clinical healthcare settings.

If you are interested in applying, please contact NHIP at for an initial discussion.

Projects could include, but are not limited to the development of:

  • improvements to existing equipment used in a clinical healthcare setting
  • technologies to improve treatment outcomes
  • new therapies
  • patient engagement or monitoring applications

Join the team

Do you enjoy working with a broad range of people to solve problems?  Are you interested in identifying and developing solutions to unmet needs in a clinical setting, and improving patient care and outcomes? 

We are excited to be recruiting Clinical Innovation Facilitators to join our team. These roles are up to 0.5WTE fixed-term secondment opportunities for 12 months and would therefore suit either part time staff looking for additional hours, or full-time individuals whose managers are able to release them for the duration of the initiative. 

Find out more about the project and the role via these videos.

Nottingham Healthcare Innovation Platform: Addressing clinical need

A day in the life of a Clinical Innovation Facilitator


Project examples

To give you an idea of the type of projects we are looking for, here are some external examples:



For more information, please contact


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