The hub is one of 4 newly designated Health Foundation Innovation Hubs in the United Kingdom. The innovation hub hosted by University Hospitals Dorset is overseen by a programme group of 13 partners: primary, community secondary and social care, academia, innovation, research, economy, industry and with patient and public involvement and engagement.  

Our small team support staff to use new innovations to support patients and our service users.

  • Our vision is to establish the conditions to facilitate and sustain innovation adoption across the Dorset ICS Dorset for the benefit of our patients and service users.

  • The hub draws on the respective partners experience and expertise as outlined by the Health Foundation to focus on the adaptation of innovation to the local context, using patient and public involvement and co-production principles to ensure that the process takes account of and is sensitive to the needs of patients, staff, existing culture and working practices

A copy of the DIH Mission Statement and Key Distinguishers document is available to view here.

Dorset Innovation Hub partners are across primary, community secondary and social care, academia, innovation, research, economy, industry and with patient and public involvement and engagement.  

Our small team support staff to use new innovations to support patients and our service users.

Our Team is made up of dedicated Innovation Hub team members and support in kind from members of the partners across Dorset. 

The purpose of the Innovation Hub Programme Group is to provide strategic oversight and direction for the establishment, development and operation of the Dorset ICS Innovation Hub (DIH).

The Group also provides a forum for shared learning and collaboration.

What is innovation?

  • Innovation is defined as an embedded culture covering the spectrum of improvement, adaptation and adoption of existing innovations and invention. 
  • Innovation is at the heart of how we all provide quality of care and anyone can be involved innovation. Follow the links to find out more about our innovation work programme and work of our innovators.