Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Our vision: To be the leader in providing high quality, safe and caring health and care services, and to lead collectively with partners to delivery system wide healthcare.

Our mission: We will transform the traditional hospital-based model to ensure people are true partners in determining their own health provision alongside maintaining, and where possible, diversifying our business model to secure a sustainable future.

Services we offer

  • Research support
  • Access to clinical expertise
  • Engaged clinicians

Support we offer

Market research – specific focus on health and care market.

Unmet need – links to clinicians, and world-class expertise in certain specialties – in particular orthopaedics.

Ideas and IP; Value Proposition; Commercialisation – innovation, Research and Development team, alongside commercial focus running throughout the trust, to support idea generation and scaling.

PPI – highly regarded communications, patient and public involvement teams, adept at focussing on user/patient need.

Sustainability – clear focus on Net Zero and NHS ambitions.

Clinical trials and evidence generation – highly-regarded R&D department, with broad range of trials undertaken.

Real world validation – introductions to clinicians and operational experts across the health and care spectrum to explore potential collaborations.

Procurement – total understanding of NHS procurement requirements and regulations.

Regional Adoption; Scale up; National Spread – strong reputation and excellent links locally and nationally.

Eligibility criteria

We would signpost individuals to the AHSN/NENC NIHR subject to the idea and proposition. We are potential investors – financial and in-kind to ideas to support their onward development and commercialisation.