Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have a key role in connecting industry innovators and healthcare partners, with the aims of transforming patient outcomes and generating economic growth within the health system. While our overarching funding comes from NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Government’s Office for Life Sciences, for some programmes of work - where appropriate - we develop joint working agreements with commercial organisations.
AHSNs don’t directly endorse specific companies, innovations or approaches, but present promising innovative solutions for colleagues in the health and care system to learn from and potentially explore in further detail.
A Transfer of Value is usually a direct payment from industry to the AHSN towards an AHSN project or programme, or a secondment of staff from industry to support AHSN projects. In some instances this includes additional funding which enables the AHSNs and NHS to reach more patients, while ensuring the health and care system benefit from the very best innovations in health and care.
It does not include AHSN provision of services to a commercial partner – for example, where the AHSN is undertaking a commission to provide evaluation support.
We publish summaries of all transfers of value from industry to Wessex AHSN. These include donations from industry to Wessex AHSN, or Joint Working Agreements between industry and Wessex AHSN which may comprise funding or other support. On this page, you can find our declarations. Please check back regularly to see any additions published as a result of our active programme of updates.