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  • AHSN supports major award grant to University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service

    18 October 2017

    A team from University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, supported by Wessex AHSN, has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of a £3.5 million improvement programme.The Scaling-Up Improvement programme supports seven projects in the UK to take their proven health care interventions and approaches and m... Read more >


  • Briefing events scheduled for the latest SBRI Healthcare call Mental Health & Technology in Surgery

    13 October 2017

    Ahead of the launch of the Mental Health & Technology in Surgery competition during the second half of October, the following three briefing events have been scheduled for attendees to receive further details.  These events will cover the competition specification, the application process, support available to companies and the opportunity to pr... Read more >


  • AHSN wins national award for AF patient information

    12 October 2017

    Our special information video and leaflet for patients who have been prescribed anticoagulants, won a national award last night (11 October). 'Starting Anticoagulation with Jack' won in the Best Written Advice on Anticoagulation Therapy for Patients and Carers category at the inaugural award ceremony for the prestigious Anticoagulation Achieveme... Read more >


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    Wessex AHSN Chair appointed to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Board

    28 September 2017

    The Chair of Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), Fiona Driscoll (pictured), has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The 12 Non-Executive Members of the UKRI Board were announced today (28 September 2017) by Science Minister, Jo Johnson.Over the coming months the Board will work with th... Read more >


  • New training dates: Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS)

    28 September 2017

    We are pleased to say there are new, free dates for Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings (RAMPPS) training. Each day runs from 9am to 5pm, and is being held in the ViMARS Suite, which is located on the ground floor of the QuAD Centre, at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Portsmouth.15 and 16 January 20181 and ... Read more >


  • Patients must be at the heart of the NHS - and of innovation

    27 September 2017

    In the third instalment of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) series sharing research and real-world insight, Dr Amanda Begley explains why health innovators must adopt the core principles of the NHS Constitution, ensuring that the patient is at the heart of everything they do.The NHS Constitution, first published in 2011, holds as one of its ... Read more >


  • Assistive tech company named regional winners in competition

    21 September 2017

    Curamicus, founded by the husband and wife team, Sue and Robin has been selected as the regional winner of the Barclays award for Building resilient business.One in three people aged 65+ fall each year (3.4M in UK). Many falls are undiscovered for many hours causing anxiety, suffering, physical and mental complications. CuraPal®, by Curamicus, i... Read more >


  • Lyme Regis Medical Centre becomes Dementia Friendly

    20 September 2017

    Lyme Regis Medical Centre has been accredited as a ‘Dementia Friendly’ surgery for delivering better support and care for people who live with the illness and their carers when they come into the service.The service, run by Virgin Care, is one of the GP practices in the Lyme Regis/Charmouth area to be accredited by the AHSN, as we manage and fun... 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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