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  • 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 >


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    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 >


  • Can you help improve patient monitoring to save lives?

    11 July 2017

    Are you part of an organisation involved patient monitoring, data analytics, communication, design or related areasNightingale is a 5m Euro EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project for innovators in patient monitoring, data analytics, communication, design and related areas.It is an opportunity for large and small companies to define a... Read more >


  • ReconnHealth offers one stop shop for healthcare collaboration

    6 July 2017

    ReconnHealth has created a market place for healthcare innovators and commissioners to come together and share their wants and needs. The market place is open to all to create profiles, share ideas, market products and service that deliver quality and efficiency improvements, think Match.com meets LinkedIn meets Booking.com meets Skype.The site ... Read more >


  • Five year study evidences UroLift System for benign prostatic hyperplasia as 'the standard of care for BPH'

    5 July 2017

    The UroLift System, a medical device supported by Wessex AHSN's Industry and Innovation team, has demonstrated 'maturity as a standard of care for Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)', in a randomised five year clinical study published in the Canadian Journal of Urology this month. Symptoms of BPH, also known as enlarged prostate, often include i... Read more >


  • Media release

    SIM bags award and high commendation at HSJ Patient Safety Awards

    4 July 2017

    A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has tonight - Tuesday, 4th July – scooped an award and been highly commended at the national Patient Safety Awards held in Manchester.The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project, run by Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and supp... Read more >


  • WATCH: HSJ webinar featuring Wessex nutrition lead

    29 June 2017

    Update to the below story - you can watch the webinar here (free registration required). Kathy Wallis, programme lead for nutrition in older people at Wessex AHSN, was one of three prestigious panellists discussing the role of nutrition in the care of frail older people in a webinar hosted by HSJ on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.The experts discussed a ... 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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