The Design and Learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation has been developed by Kent and Medway Integration Pioneers in partnership with the NHS and Social Care.
The company provides innovative solutions to meet local challenges by working with clinicians, care professionals and citizens. This is in partnership with industry, innovators, local academic institutions and extensive international collaborators who include Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Scotland, USA and Japan.
The focus of the company’s work is to reduce frailty, develop safe new services and transform the health and social care workforce by promoting independence and self-care – giving the citizen and the care professional confidence that the new solutions are high quality, safe and affordable.
Robert Stewart, Clinical Design Director, said “The Design and Learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation is pleased to have a physical base at Discovery Park with a virtual presence outside.
“It has enabled us to use various spaces for Innovation Workshops to Co-design Better, Safer, Cheaper and Different Care, making out-of-hospital care safer for both citizens and professionals on behalf of health and social care in Kent and Medway.
“These spaces have brought citizens, professionals and academics to Discovery Park, as well as national and international leaders. As a result we have been able to create a Research, Development and Evaluation network comprising academics, research organisations and businesses.
“We are also bidding for various funding opportunities as the lead innovation agency which has been helped by networking with various other tenants in Discovery Park.”