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A new Digital Primary Care Innovation Hub launches in Humber and North Yorkshire

Posted: 6th March 2023

Today’s sees the launch of the new Humber and North Yorkshire Digital Primary Care Innovation Hub. Working in partnership with the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and NHS England Digital Primary Care North East and Yorkshire, we have helped to establish an Innovation Hub with the aim to accelerate the uptake of digital solutions within primary care, including pharmacy, optometry and dentistry specialities. Healthcare innovation is vital to help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS and can help improve patient care and outcomes while easing pressure on primary care staff.

The Innovation Hub will be the ‘front door’ for digital enabled innovation and improvement for primary care within the Humber and North Yorkshire region across the six places: East Riding, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and York.

Its key priorities will be to:

  • Use digital to improve the way services are designed, delivered and managed in an integrated way, with a clear focus on the individual and their experience, and where health and care professionals can make the best decisions because they have the information they need, at the point of care when they need it;
  • Optimise the value of data to create intelligence to be used routinely to improve patient safety, deliver better health outcomes and tackle inequalities;
  • Nurture a thriving digital health and care ecosystem, supporting research and innovation, developing skills and capabilities and be recognised internationally as an exemplar of innovation and digitisation.

The Innovation Hub will provide the opportunity to identify and support clinical and non-clinical unmet needs aligned to Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board primary care strategic priorities. By creating a managed and prioritised repository of unmet needs, that can be solved through innovation, the Hub will ensure that patients will benefit from cutting edge solutions. It will act as the single point of contact for all system wide innovation enquiries and requests for guidance, advice and support.

Find out more about the new Humber and North Yorkshire Digital Primary Care Innovation Hub

If you would like more information, please email

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The Innovation Hub held its first workshop in October 2022 to identify unmet needs

Responses were analysed and aligned with the four Primary Care Collaborative priority workstreams