Health Innovation and Education Cluster
**The Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) came to an end in March 2013 - please click here to read the legacy report**
The collaboration, made up of around 30 organisations, forms the South London Health Innovation Education Cluster (HIEC) - one of the 17 new government funded networksaimed at delivering high quality patient care through better trained clinicians and faster translation and adoption of research and innovation. Read the Announcement of our successful HIEC bid in January 2010.
Members include all south London’s primary care and mental health trusts, 17 NHS hospitals, the London Ambulance Service and the local Health Protection Unit, as well as six universities, further education providers and social care teams.
Members of the HIEC work together to improve patient care and local health services by more rapidly delivering the benefits of research and innovation directly to patients, for example through the early adoption of new technologies and introduction of improved processes. Early work will include a review of current education and training aimed at health professionals across south London and is expected to lead to the introduction of new programmes, as well as enhancements to existing training courses.
The South London HIEC has identified four areas of focus:
- infection prevention and control
- mental health and
Click on the links below to find out more about our work in different fields:
Diabetes - structured education
Diabetes - eye screening
Diabetes - depression
Infection prevention and control
Mental Health - dementia