NHS Scotland West of Scotland Innovation Hub: Stimulating, supporting and sustaining innovation in health and social care


Health and social care in the West of Scotland is remobilising, recovering and redesigning towards a better health and care system.  Help us change it for the better.

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Also see Exemplar Projects for broad range of case studies.


Meet the team: Aileen McIntyre

From helping staff making the transition from paper to computer records to joining the West of Scotland Innovation Hub in 2019, Aileen has pretty much seen it all – but there is always something new on the horizon.


Hub vCreate experts to share knowledge at London event

Professor Sameer Zuberi & Dr Neil Patel, who both work at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Royal Hospital for Children, and the University of Glasgow, will share their expert knowledge as they give an introduction into the use of clinical video, particularly smartphone, carer-recorded, current utility and novel developments at the RAF Club, 128 Picadilly, London on Thursday 30th March at 10am.


Reducing drug deaths innovation challenge open

Small businesses across the West of Scotland are being asked to come forward with innovative solutions to help reduce drug deaths across the country. Applications are now open for a £5million challenge, which is focused on the detection of, response to and intervention in potentially fatal drug overdose episodes.


Rasheeq takes on challenges for Movember and mental health awareness

A Project Manager from the West of Scotland Innovation Hub is taking on various fitness challenges to raise funds throughout Movember, while promoting mental health and suicide prevention awareness.


Second round of NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowship Scheme opens


Fellows welcomed to West of Scotland Innovation Hub

The West of Scotland Innovation Hub has welcomed three new fellows to its team of digital innovation in medicine experts. Professor Steven Lo, Dr Chris Sainsbury and Dr Ana Talbot officially started their roles with the Hub on Tuesday 11 October.


OPERA heart failure innovation shortlisted for top Award

The West of Scotland Innovation Hub's early Identification of Heart Failure in the Community project ‘OPERA’ has been shortlisted for top innovation award.


Innovative incubators supporting people of Ukraine following NHSGGC trials

NHSGGC Research and Innovation teams, including staff at the  clinical research facilities have recently finished a clinical study, which started in late 2021, comparing the mOm Essential Incubator to standard incubators. Clinical staff, supported by the West of Scotland Innovation Hub, have also shared their experience of this technology with doctors in Ukraine.


New app proves vital for Major Trauma Centres

A new major trauma app is receiving high praise from medical professionals for helping them provide vital and timely care, after a trial of the revolutionary technology processed more than 500 patients.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praises work of West of Scotland Innovation Hub

Experts from West of Scotland Innovation Hub outlined their scale of ongoing work, which looks at how technology can be used to improve health, at this year’s National Innovation Event.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff join Red 4 Research Day

Staff across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have been wearing red today (June 17) to support the amazing work of our teams who are making COVID-19 research happen. #Red4Research celebrates the phenomenal work of the R&I teams within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and beyond. NHSGGC has been at the heart of research into COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, with the team playing a crucial role in initiating, delivering and overseeing the conduct of urgent public health trials including COVID-19 vaccines, Recovery and REMAP CAP studies, which have led to improved outcomes and reduced improving mortality rates.


Applications open for vCreate Neuro test of change pilot

Applications are now open for neurology projects looking to take part in the vCreate Neuro test of change pilot. This follows approval from the Scottish Government for a further three years of funding for the vCreate Neuro platform.


Women’s and Children’s Innovation Challenges

The Scottish Health Industry Partnership (SHIP) have announced they are funding Open Innovation Challenges in Women’s and Children’s Health.  Selected challenges will ​support industry partners to work with clinical teams to develop innovative solutions to key clinical priorities.


New NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowship Scheme open

Applications are now open for the Innovation Fellowship Scheme, which offers exciting opportunities to contribute to, conduct and lead innovation projects.


Award success for the West of Scotland Innovation Hub

We took home the Data Driven Innovation Award for NHSGGC's work in Pathology digitisation and AI, alongside partners iCAIRD and there was further success for the Hub in the Industry Collaboration Award category, where we were named this year’s winner for our work on the Dynamic AI COPD information and monitoring tool, which has been life-changing for patients.


Seven NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde projects nominated for innovation awards

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been recognised for its contribution to health and social care after seven of its projects were nominated for prestigious Digital Heath and Care Awards.


Innovation is at the heart of COPD treatment

To mark World COPD Day, we are looking at how innovation is helping patients across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde manage their symptoms and improve the treatment of COPD.


NHSx Artificial Intelligence funding award for COPD

A digital healthcare service that uses artificial intelligence to help patients with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has been successful in the latest round of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award.


Technology-led patient care from the WoS Innovation team scoops awards

Digital technology has been used to transform patient care this past year and two projects have been recognised for leading the field in Scotland.


New clinical app helps NHS staff assess patients for COVID-19

A new clinical tool developed in Scotland has given frontline staff confidence to confront COVID-19 in patients.


Video service helps families stay in touch in the face of COVID-19

VCreate has been expanded for use in hospitals with the support of WoS Innovation Hub.


Patients with COPD offered new tools to manage condition at home

This new service aims to help patients avoid unnecessary visits to hospital and improve their care in the face of COVID-19.

Delivering award winning innovation

Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards 2022 - Industry Collaboration Award - Dynamic AI

Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards 2022 - Data Driven Innovation Award - iCAIRD Pathology Digitisation & AI

HSJ Awards 2021 - Digitising Patient Services Initiative - Digital Dermatology Assessment

Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards 2021 - COVID-19 Response Award - vCreate

Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards 2021  - Technology Enabled Independent Living Award  - Dynamic Scot

Scottish Life Sciences Awards 2021 - Innovative Collaboration Award - iCAIRD

The Scottish Health Awards 2020 - Innovation Award - vCreate