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  • Media release

    Join us for the Southampton Innovation Forum: 16 May

    21 April 2017

    Co-hosted by Wessex AHSN and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the forum is designed to support the development of innovative technologies and models of care by bringing together staff from health, academia and industry with an interest in using innovation to transform services.Tuesday, 16 May 2017Southampton General Hospital... Read more >


  • AHSN blog

    Latest digital health blog: UHS, the global centre of digital excellence

    19 April 2017

    I have tried a couple of times over the last week or so to get this blog written, but owing to a number of distractions (yes you know who you are) I have found time on a gloriously sunny afternoon, as I look forward to my Easter chocolate, to complete this with no interruptions.As many of you will know, following the publication of the Wachter R... Read more >


  • Webinars: Innovation and Technology Tariff

    12 April 2017

    *May webinars added* In November 2016, NHS England set out plans to fast-track the introduction of six new types of medical technology products and apps during 2017/18 through the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT). The ITT removes the need for multiple local price negotiations and instead guarantees automatic reimbursement. NHS England will... Read more >


  • SBRI Healthcare supports novel technologies that aim to revolutionise primary care and GP services

    10 April 2017

    AHSNs are co-developing novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population. Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies share in a... Read more >


  • Media release

    Sherborne’s GPs make the town the first to become completely Dementia Friendly

    10 April 2017

    Sherborne is Dementia Friendly, and that’s official! Now all three GP surgeries in Sherborne have gained Dementia Friendly status, Sherborne has become the first town in Dorset to not only have a Dementia Action Alliance, but also have all their medical practices accredited with iSPACE – the dementia friendly surgeries programme.This is a fantas... Read more >


  • ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ reinforces role of Academic Health Science Networks to drive innovation

    31 March 2017

    NHS England has today (31 March 2017) published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older... Read more >


  • myAsthma now available through LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor

    28 March 2017

    Digital Health pioneers my mhealth have teamed up with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor to deliver the myAsthma app to their patients. myAsthma is a comprehensive management app that enables patients to learn more about their condition, receive expert education and learn how to take their medication correctly, every time and much much more. The myAs... Read more >


  • AHSN blog

    What is the concern about Atrial Fibrillation (AF)?

    24 March 2017

    By Sharron Gordon, Pharmacist Consultant Anticoagulation, Faculty Fellow of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Wessex AHSN AF leadAtrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1-2% of the UK population. AF is affecting approximately 10% of the population over 75 years old and 18% of those over 85 years old.... Read more >


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I have tried a couple of times over the last week or so to get this blog written, but owing to a number of distractions (yes you know who you are) I have found time on a gloriously sunny afternoon,...

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