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  • Media release

    Wessex AHSN shortlisted with our partners for four national Patient Safety Awards

    27 June 2017

    We’re proud to announce that four of our projects have been shortlisted in three categories in next week’s national Patient Safety Awards. The Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Shortlisted entrants have given their presentations to each specific ju... Read more >


  • AHSN blog

    It all started with a pencil, some paper…and an idea: Meet Mo!

    23 June 2017

    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 highlightling the difficulties that can occur with polypharmacy.Meet Mo. A simple figure – deliberately ageless, sexless, of no fixed religion or race, but with o... Read more >


  • Announcement: the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

    21 June 2017

    In his June speech at NHS Confed, Simon Stevens announced the launch of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP). This programme builds on the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) which went live on 1 April 2017.It aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake of innovative produc... Read more >


  • Wessex AHSN programme lead explores role of nutrition in elderly care in upcoming HSJ webinar

    19 June 2017

    Kathy Wallis, programme lead for nutrition in older people at Wessex AHSN, will be 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 will discuss a cost effective way in which commissioners could reduce demand from frail older peop... Read more >


  • SBRI Healthcare announces details of next competition focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

    16 June 2017

    SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The next funding round focuses on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerated diagnosis and management of cancer.Cancer remains one of the public’s ... Read more >


  • Media release

    NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its 2017 cohort

    15 June 2017

    A NEW search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 14 June, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)... Read more >


  • Almost 150 Wessex GP surgeries now dementia friendly

    12 June 2017

    145 GP surgeries across the Wessex area are now ‘dementia friendly’ – in a move aimed to help improve services offered to patients and their carers. Tackling dementia is a priority for the nine NHS GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which buy most health services for more than three million people in Wessex.Exceeding the 100 surgery mi... Read more >


  • Book now: Safety in Emergency Surgical Practice event

    6 June 2017

    We are delighted to invite you to the Safety in Emergency Surgical Practice event on the 29 September at The Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative has partnered with the Royal College of Surgeons to deliver this event which is open to surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, ODPs, QI staff and other interested hospital ... Read more >


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AHSN blog

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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