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  • AHSNs bring together industry and NHS to stimulate economic growth

    30 January 2019

    Innovative businesses across the UK have received wide-ranging support from the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to access the complex NHS market.During a six-month period at the start of last year, 1,173 companies were supported with 1,524 innovations. This support spanned from initial signposting through to the development of long-term... Read more >

  • Health Systems Support Framework: Support for NHS organisations moving to integrated models of care

    22 January 2019

    The Southern AHSNs (Kent Surrey Sussex, South West, Wessex, and West of England) have been accredited to provide services on NHS England’s new Health Systems Support Framework. These services are:Transformation and change supportPatient empowerment and activationWhat is the Health Systems Support (HSS) Framework?The Health Systems Support (HSS) ... Read more >

  • AHSN Network response to the NHS Long Term Plan

    7 January 2019

    Role of AHSNs to simplify pipeline for healthcare innovation highlighted in NHS Long Term Plan.With its clear emphasis on research and innovation for patient benefit, the NHS Long Term Plan published today (Monday 7 January) is warmly welcomed by the AHSN Network.Heralded as the blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future, the Long Term Plan hi... Read more >

  • Job opportunity: Specialist Respiratory Nurse

    2 January 2019

    Are you enthusiastic and motivated, and can you deliver extraordinary quality patient-centered studies that give real benefits across the Hampshire region?The Respiratory Research and Innovation Team is recruiting for a specialist nurse, who is keen to work as part of a dynamic team and is looking for a career in respiratory research. This role ... Read more >

  • Avoidable patient harm to be halved in key areas as part of ambitious strategy

    17 December 2018

    Proposals have been revealed today setting out how the NHS will ensure it is the safest healthcare system in the world.The commitment includes a proposal for some of the most important types of avoidable harm to patients to be halved over the next five years in areas such as medication errors and Never Events, alongside developing a ‘just cultur... Read more >

  • The UK has sequenced 100,000 whole genomes in the NHS

    6 December 2018

    Pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project reaches its goal and thanks all involved.Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today announced that the 100,000 Genomes Project, led by Genomics England in partnership with NHS England, has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.Locally, this work is led by Wessex Genomic Medicine Ce... Read more >

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