Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme

NHS England’s Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP) aims to address local healthcare inequalities experienced by deprived and other under-served populations. ​

Project teams (comprising of clinical and non-clinical expertise) from across the country are working together with their local communities to identify, address and minimise healthcare inequalities through projects to improve access to the latest health technologies and medicines.​

These technologies and medicines are focused on five clinical areas of priority that closely align with the national Core20PLUS5 approach to reducing healthcare inequalities, which includes maternity, mental health, respiratory, cancer diagnosis and cardiovascular disease. ​

Nationally a total of £4.2 million was made available to support the programme and to fund eligible projects across England. These projects have been designed and developed by local teams to make sure that those most in need within their geography will benefit from this investment. Key to the projects are voices from local communities who are guiding this work.

NHS England’s InHIP programme is a unique collaboration between the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), NHS England’s National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme and the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and delivered in partnership with integrated care systems (ICSs).

This programme builds on the AAC and AHSN networks’ achievements and learning to date in improving access to innovations in healthcare for the general population. ​

Further information

For more information on InHIP activities in your area please contact your local AHSN.

You can also contact the national team with any queries via email at