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  • Media release

    Fresh debate needed as complexity of spreading NHS innovation laid bare in new report

    16 January 2018

    A new report from The King’s Fund, commissioned by six Academic Health and Science Networks, charts the journeys of eight innovations from creation to widespread patient use. The report, published today (16 January 2018) examines examples of successful innovations in the NHS and charts their journeys to draw out common themes and learnings. The ... Read more >


  • Major frailty campaign launches

    15 January 2018

    We all have our own perceptions when it comes to frailty, making it a widely misunderstood topic. In reality, it is a condition that means ‘people living with frailty cannot bounce back quickly after unexpected events such as an illness, an accident or other stressful event’ - putting them at risk of losing their independence and unplanned hospi... Read more >


  • Wessex AHSN publishes report into patient experiences of new models of care

    11 January 2018

    Wessex AHSN is pleased to announce the publication of a short report on the evaluation of how people feel when they experience new models of care. The report has been produced in partnership with R-Outcomes and the Wessex AHSN Centre for Implementation Science (based at the University of Southampton) and responds to local evaluation guidance, pu... Read more >


  • Exciting new digital trial to start at Badgerswood Surgery

    20 December 2017

    Wessex AHSN is working with Hampshire-based digital innovators xim, and Badgerswood Surgery in Bordon, Hampshire, to test a new way of monitoring patients’ vital signs. The LifeLight® system can check a patient’s vital signs - their pulse, breathing rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level - by simply sitting in front of a computer screen.Lif... Read more >


  • Apply now for the 2018 Health Innovation Programme

    18 December 2017

    The Health Innovation Programme is back for 2018!  Run in conjunction with SETsquared, the Global # 1 University Business Incubator, the Health Innovation Programme (HIP) is an intensive four-day course for innovators and SMEs starting or building a healthcare business.   The course includes modules on the NHS as a marketplace, business planning... Read more >


  • The Access To Innovation Fund

    29 November 2017

    The Access to Innovation Fund is a new grant fund focused on supporting people with early stage innovative ideas with the aim of enhancing patient care and supporting the NHS. Although applications regarding the management of long term conditions are encouraged, other areas will also be considered.The fund is a grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Lt... Read more >


  • Help build a digitally ready workforce

    24 November 2017

    All staff working with information and data are invited to help shape plans for a digitally ready workforce – a key strategy for the NHS. An online workshop is available, for three weeks, to ask how the Digitally Ready Workforce programme should prioritise and invest £6m over the next four years.It is targeted at a wide range of individuals invo... Read more >


  • World-best innovations supporting primary care and urgent and emergency care join NHS Innovation Accelerator

    22 November 2017

    A wireless sensor that better detects signs of sepsis in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension, and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues, are among the latest devices and technologies selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).The 11 innovations j... 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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