Test Beds

Seven NHS and industry partnerships are testing combinatorial innovations in real-world settings, under the Test Beds programme.

The aim is to improve patient outcomes and experience of care, at the same or lower cost than current practice, whilst supporting economic growth. The Test Beds demonstrated their progress in a special exhibition area at Expo 2017.

To discuss opportunities and have a chat about your needs for Expo 2018 on 5 and 6 September 2018, please call 0207 593 5500 or email healthexpo@dods.co.uk


Building on the RAID model, this Test Bed is developing a demand and capacity tool that shows patient flow in real-time and a predictive algorithm to identify when people are going to experience a mental health crisis. This allows for more effective capacity management.


Care City

The objective of this Test Bed is to test a combination of digital devices and software alongside new approaches to service delivery and patient participation.

The new pathways support older people with long term conditions,  older people with dementia, and carers.


Diabetes Digital Coach

Providing people with type one and type two diabetes with a selection of integrated digital tools to manage their condition.


Long term conditions early intervention

Promoting early intervention to reduce the burden of ill-health by developing a predictive algorithm, redesigning pathways, and training health professionals.


Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance

Improving support for people over 55 living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, heart failure and dementia to remain well in the community. Integrating technologies and linking them to new care models supporting self-care at home.


Perfect Patient Pathway

Improving pathways for asthma, diabetes, falls and frailty by increasing access to technology and facilitating information sharing.


Technology Integrated Health Management

Individuals living with dementia and their carers are being provided with sensors, wearables, monitors and other devices, which will combine into an ‘Internet of Things’ to monitor their health at home.

 The aim is to reduce the need for GP visits and unplanned admissions to hospital, prevent or delay the need for costly long-term care in nursing homes, and reduce demands on carers.