Working in collaboration

Building collaborations and partnerships are central to how we work to help tackle health and care issues in the South West.

Here are some we are currently working on:

South West Care Collaborativewe are connecting the South West Care Collaborative to innovation in health and care in the region, to share best practice and improve the experience for care home residents.

Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance - an interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnership dedicated to developing the profile of and maximising opportunities for health-related research, innovation, knowledge exchange, research and development led business growth and inward investment in Plymouth and the South West region.

Primary care our online community Models of Care and evolving South West Collaborative are helping to support sustainability and innovation in primary care in the South West.

Transform Ageing working with social entrepreneurs to find solutions that help people live well in later life, in four areas in the South West. Transform Ageing was awarded £3.65m from the Big Lottery Fund and is being delivered through a partnership led by Design Council, together with UnLtd - the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, the South West Academic Health Science Network, and the Centre for Ageing Better.

Mental Health Services the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative, which aims to improve mental health services and care for patients.

Spread Academy  an immersive training initiative run in partnership with the renowned US-based Billions Institute to equip teams and leaders in health and care with the skills they need to unleash large-scale change. For more information, please contact

South West Multiple Sclerosis Network – reducing variation, improving resilience and sharing best practice in multiple sclerosis (MS) services by creating a network across all MS services in Devon and Cornwall.

Regional Intelligence Analysts Networka collaborative network set up by the SW AHSN, Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts and the National Institute for Health Research SW Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.

Quality Improvement Partner Panels (QuIPPs) is an initiative to support the work of health and social care organisations and innovators by ensuring the voice of the public is involved in improvement projects and innovation developments. For more information, please contact

Q supports and encourages people leading improvement to share ideas, enhance their skills and make changes that bring improvements to health and care. Q, led by the Health Foundation and supported by NHS Improvement, now has over 3000 members and is growing and flourishing. For more information, please contact