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  • AdviSeME Prize - Competition to find a transformative medical product

    22 August 2017

    NICE Scientific Advice recently launched a competition, the NICE AdviSeME Prize, to find a transformative medical product in the early stages of development:The NICE AdviSeME Prize is specifically aimed at SMEs, charities, and academic research groups. The winning applicant will receive a free Light Scientific Advice service which will: Provide ... Read more >


  • NIHR announces new funding opportunity for small businesses

    10 August 2017

    The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching a new funding stream - i4i Connect - aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach their next stage in the development pathway.Offering up to £150,000 over a 6-12 month period, i4i Connect will help SMEs get to the point of eligibility for a f... Read more >


  • Webinars: Find out more about the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

    4 August 2017

    Launched at the NHS Confederation conference by Simon Stevens in June 2017, and as part of NHS England’s commitment to the Five Year Forward View, NHS England has developed the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2018/19.The aim of the ITP is to help deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditio... Read more >


  • AHSN team member to walk 23 miles to grandmother’s childhood home for Alzheimer's Society

    1 August 2017

    A member of the AHSN is team is set to tackle 23 miles to her grandmother’s childhood home in West Sussex, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Nadia Kuftinoff, who works in the business support team and lives in Southsea (Portsmouth), has taken up the challenge in a bid to raise £300 for the charity. She hopes to complete the journey to Sidlesham on ... Read more >


  • Medicines Optimisation Programme Summer 2017 newsletter

    27 July 2017

    The Wessex AHSN Medicines Optimisation Programme has published its Summer 2017 newsletter following a busy few months for the team. This edition covers publication of the National Polypharmacy Comparators and our National Conference at the Kings Fund 'Tackling Polypharmacy: Stopping Medicines Safely'. 3 of our projects were shortlisted for HSJ P... Read more >


  • Search commences for innovative solutions to transform cancer screening and diagnosis

    24 July 2017

    A search for innovations with the ability to transform cancer screening, and facilitate earlier and faster diagnosis launches on 25 July 2017. SBRI Healthcare - an NHS England investment fund led by the AHSN Network – invites entrepreneurs to apply for up to £1.1 million investment to develop innovations.Since the early 1990s, UK incidence rates... Read more >


  • Media release

    AHSNs to be relicensed as NHS ‘centrepiece for innovation’

    21 July 2017

    NHS England has today (21 July) confirmed its intention to relicense England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks. NHS England’s Board met today and considered a report from National Director of Strategy and Innovation Ian Dodge, which highlights the AHSNs’ significant impact and outlines how this can be the launch pad for an even more influent... Read more >


  • AHSNs to coordinate ‘innovation exchanges’

    14 July 2017

    The government has announced a major initiative to drive the rapid uptake of health innovation – with a central role for AHSNs. Today’s announcement, by the Office for Life Sciences, confirms that England’s 15 AHSNs will coordinate ‘Innovation Exchanges’ so that innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments and medical technologies reach patients ... Read more >


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Simon Priestley from NHS Creative introduces us to Mo and how he came to be. Mo is the protagonist in a soon to be released campaign encouraging patients to book a medicines review and highlightlin...

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