About Wessex AHSN
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Tickets are now available for the Wessex Life Science Cluster Annual Conference, on 8 March at the Village Hotel, Bournemouth from 12pm to 5pm. Aim...
From Research to Commercialisation: Health & Food SME Forum, 17th February 2016
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Wessex AHSN uses a spot/seed/spread approach to identify best practice in healthcare and to drive the adoption and spread of innovation for a healthier nation. By working in partnership with our member organisations and industry, we are uniquely placed to support the NHS in increasing its contribution to the economy. The role of AHSNs in supporting opportunities for the growth of the UK life sciences sector creates an environment for the discovery of tomorrow's innovations. Our results are evaluated by the Centre for Implementation Science.
Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are member led organisations within the NHS. There are 15 AHSNs in England and they were created in 2013 with the aim of bringing together health services, academia and industry to promote and support innovation to improve patient outcomes and generate economic benefits. Wessex AHSN covers Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.
Led by a core executive and strategic team providing direction and oversight, the AHSN governance at every level is designed to involve our partners, spanning universities, NHS Trusts, community care organisations, commissioners, patient groups, industry and government.
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NHS Trust members
10% of the workforce in Wessex is employed in the health economy
Wessex boasts over 250 life science companies in medtech, medbiotech, industrial biotech and pharma
The region's life sciences industry employs 9,000 and has a turnover of £2.5 billion
The region's population of 3 million is served by 10 CCGs, 9 local authorities, 11 NHS Trusts and 5 universities
Wessex Life Science Cluster Annual Conference - book now! Tickets are now available for the Wessex Life Science Cluster Annual Conference, on 8 March at the Village Hotel, Bournemouth from 12pm to 5pm. Aim...
This will be my final blog as CEO of Wessex AHSN, a time to reflect on the last three years and to look forward to some changes – personal and for the AHSN. I joined the AHSN venture in October 201...