Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are member led organisations within the NHS. There are 15 AHSNs in England, and they were created in 2013 with the aim of bringing together health services, academia and industry to promote and support innovation to improve patient outcomes and generate economic benefits. We cover Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.
Led by our senior leadership team, which provides direction and oversight of our work, our governance (at every level) is designed to involve our partners; spanning universities, NHS trusts, community care organisations, commissioners, patient groups, industry and government.
Key Fact 1
10% of the workforce in Wessex is employed in the health economy
Key Fact 2
Wessex boasts over 250 life science companies in medtech, medbiotech, industrial biotech and pharma
Key Fact 3
The region's life sciences industry employs 9,000 and has a turnover of £2.5 billion
Key Fact 4
The region's population of 3 million is served by 2 Integrated Care Systems (plus Salisbury & South Wiltshire), 8 local authorities, 11 NHS providers and 7 higher education institutions.