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    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 >


  • Information events for NHS commissioners and providers showcase how to procure cost-saving innovations and be reimbursed by NHS England

    23 March 2017

    The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is to host a series of information events in partnership with local Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to demonstrate how NHS commissioners and providers can be reimbursed for the procurement of cost-saving, outcomes-based innovations.The ‘Improving outcomes, cutting costs’ events will specifically show... Read more >


  • AHSN shortlisted for several national awards

    21 March 2017

    Projects we run or support are shortlisted for prestigious national Patient Safety Awards. You can see the full shortlist here.The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project, run by Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and supported by us, is shortlisted in the Managing Long Term Conditions category. SIM - which previously wo... Read more >


  • Med tech innovators pitch for the chance to raise funding to save lives

    3 March 2017

    16 entrepreneurs were given the platform to realise their ambitions by exhibiting and pitching for significant investment to develop their innovative ideas and push them out to a wider market.The merging of the pioneering medical and tech industries has created a wealth of opportunities, which is something the inaugural Med Tech Investment Showc... Read more >


  • Healios shortlisted for two HealthInvestor awards

    27 February 2017

    A pioneering project encouraging families to take control when it comes to their physical and mental health has been shortlisted for two national awards.Founded in 2013, Healios focuses on maximising patient and family outcomes by merging technology, medical expertise and personal support.Based in Southampton, they have been shortlisted for two ... Read more >


  • Healthcare Innovation Surgeries to provide advice for entrepreneurs - register now

    23 February 2017

    Wessex Academic Health Science Network has partnered with a panel of business experts to help the healthcare leaders of the future. Our Healthcare Innovation Surgeries will provides advice for entrepreneurs at any stage of the business cycle, from start-up to globalisation. If you’re looking to gain access to the NHS, need to know if your go-to-... Read more >


  • AHSN's work highlighted in national Public Health England report

    17 February 2017

    Two of the projects from  Wessex AHSN’s Nutrition in Older People programme are highlighted in a new Public Health Report - Helping older people maintain a healthy diet: a review of what works -   as examples of emerging promising practice.This demonstrates the important work of this programme in championing work in this important area.  You can... Read more >


  • Polypharmacy - what next? Planning for Wessex

    15 February 2017

    We know that people who take multiple medicines are at greater risk of side effects and adverse events, such as falls, functional or cognitive impairment, and admission to hospital. This is particularly prevalent as we age and become more frail.  Wessex AHSN has been working with the NHS Business Services Authority and NHS Digital to develop Pol... 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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