NHSA Industry Support Service

We guide HealthTech companies through the complexities of the National Health Service (NHS) market

Our offer

Our experts understand the challenges industry face when  working with the NHS. We work with industry to: 

  • Address product development and evaluation challenges 
  • Identify evidence gaps in product development 
  • Articulate the company offer for the NHS audience  
  • Facilitate appropriate partnership opportunities within the NHS. 

Our offer

Who is this service for?

The NHSA seeks out partnerships with organisations that support an ecosystem of innovative HealthTech companies who can benefit from strategic advice on accessing the research and innovation system in the North of England. We only accept referrals from our partner organisations. This is because we work with our partners to match-make opportunities between the NHS and industry to ensure the best chance of success.


Why the NHSA?

We are the North of England’s health research partnership.

On behalf of our leading member NHS hospitals and universities, we work with partners to increase research and development opportunities across the North’s health and life sciences ecosystem.

Our unique position gives us unparalleled insight and knowledge into the health and life sciences ecosystem and a commitment to discovering the best innovations on behalf of our NHS members.

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Dr Ben Martyn

Dr Ben Martyn

Executive Lead for Investment and International Partnerships

Ben promotes the North internationally as a global research and innovation hub, to attract research and inward investment, find global solutions to unmet need in the NHS and develop international research partnerships. He also brokers links between the northern health and life sciences sector and investors. Prior to working at the NHSA Ben, who has a PhD in chemistry, worked for Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network supporting companies to access the NHS market. 

Helen Cole

Helen Cole

Executive Lead for Health Technologies and Evaluation

Helen began her career as a medical physicist in the NHS and over the past two decades has specialised in MedTech evaluation, working within the procurement, commissioning and NHS provider landscapes. Her last role was Head of an External Assessment Centre for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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