KSS AHSN & SEHTA Innovation Surgeries

Book today to reserve your free one-hour
one-to-one meeting with the Innovation Team

Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) and South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) are running two innovation surgeries (on 12 and 26 January 2017) to help companies develop their NHS value propositions and market access strategies.

  • Do you have a product or service near to or ready for use in the NHS?
  • Are you trying to find your way through the healthcare maze?
  • Struggling to make sense of NHS finances?


Innovation Surgery can help

Since these surgeries started in 2015, we have met with about 140 companies to help them develop their NHS value propositions and market access strategies. Surgeries have been held throughout 2016 in Kent, Surrey and Sussex and London, with the next surgeries planned for 12 and 26 January, in Crawley and London. After January, the next Innovation Surgeries will take place in March and April both in London. Further details to follow later in the year.

The aim is to enable more patients to benefit more quickly from innovative products and services. Designed for companies with products or services on or near to market, each innovation surgery offers a confidential 60-minute discussion about topics such as:

  • How healthcare funding might impact on your plans to sell to the NHS
  • Advice on approaching healthcare purchasers
  • Assessing your value proposition and market access strategy

Advice is provided by Rob Berry, Head of Innovation at KSS AHSN. Rob has vast experience of working with the NHS, industry and the higher education sectors and can advise companies from every sector of the healthcare market. Innovation Surgeries are the first part of the Innovation Surgery Programme which includes more in-depth chargeable sessions (Surgery+) and opportunities to present in our Regional ‘Test Beds’.

Companies who have products and/or services which they believe could be sold to the NHS and care sector can apply for an appointment.


  • 12 January – Charis Centre, Crawley (9am-5pm)
  • 26 January – HIN Offices, London (9am-5pm)

Please note these dates and times may be subject to change and notice will be given with as much consideration as possible.  Correct timings will be confirmed nearer the time of the surgery session.

Register your interest

Appointments will be one hour in duration and will cover;

  • The technical and market potential of your product/service
  • How current NHS finances and cash flow may impact on product uptake
  • Improving the value proposition for NHS audiences

Places will be limited, so if you are interested, please send a one page document to clare.ansett@sehta.co.uk by Friday 6 January telling us:

  • Who you are, with full contact details
  • What company you represent
  • A short description of the products/services you are offering and which patients or people will benefit most
  • An outline of the key reasons why you think the NHS should buy your product/service
  • Which date you wish to attend


Further information about innovation surgeries

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