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  • Media release

    Annual Report shows increasing impact and breadth of AHSN's work

    31 May 2017

    We are very proud to present our annual review of 2016-17.  The report outlines where we have connected NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. It highlights where we have helped create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear and consistent fo... Read more >


  • Report highlights impact of Academic Health Science Networks

    31 May 2017

    A new report demonstrates how Academic Health Science Networks are bringing benefits to patients and the NHS. The AHSN Network Impact Report 2017 highlights collective achievements of England’s 15 AHSNs since their formation in 2013 which are helping the NHS meet the challenges of 21st century health and care. These include:Over 6 million patien... Read more >


  • Report highlights benefits of collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs

    25 May 2017

    NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have launched a new joint report which shows how collaboration between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and AHSNs is bringing positive benefits to local patients and populations.As the commissioning landscape evolves and moves towards more collaborative model... Read more >


  • SIM scores the double at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

    25 May 2017

    A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has tonight - Tuesday, 24 May - scooped two prestigious national healthcare awards, and was Highly Commended in a third category. The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project, run by Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and supporte... Read more >


  • The National Patient Safety Collaborative: delivering on a promise to learn – a commitment to act

    24 May 2017

    As our patient safety collaboratives programme moves into its third year, we celebrated how far we’ve already come with a major event at the Emirates Stadium in London on Tuesday, 23 May. Colleagues improving patient safety across the country gathered together to:share and spread learning so far from the 15 regional patient safety collaboratives... Read more >


  • SIM shortlisted for four HSJ Value in Healthcare awards

    24 May 2017

    A pioneering project integrating mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight is receiving further national recognition. The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project run by Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and supported by Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), is nominated in FOUR categories for this ye... Read more >


  • AHSN blog

    Q: Another draw on my ever shrinking capacity or a rare opportunity not to be missed?

    18 May 2017

    When immersed in a day job which is all consuming, I think one of the essential skills is to weed out the good new opportunities from the energy sapping and slightly off-piste initiatives that fly our way on a regular basis. I tend to triage them using a couple of simple criteria – will they deliver a positive impact and is it within my area of ... Read more >


  • Media release

    Join us for the Dorset Health Innovation Forum

    18 May 2017

    Co-hosted by Wessex Academic Health Science Network and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the forum will showcase national innovations available through the Innovation & Technology Tariff, and from within the local health system, that have the potential to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. You can book your place here.... 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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