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  • Lifelight supporting GP Surgery for COVID-19 contactless observations

    2 April 2020

    Lifelight is currently being trialled at St Clements Practice, Winchester to support assessment of patients with suspected COVID-19.Lifelight measures blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate aiding the assessment of these potentially unwell patients while reducing the need for contact between healthcare professional and patient as well a... Read more >


  • Tech challenge launched to offer digital support during COVID-19 outbreak

    24 March 2020

    Tech challenge launched to combat effects of social isolation;Innovators urged to find ways to deliver mental health and social care support digitally;£500,000 worth of Government funding available to start work within weeks.People confined at home because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could soon benefit from new technology to combat the effects of ... Read more >


  • How is the AHSN Network supporting the response to COVID-19?

    23 March 2020

    Our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic. The AHSN Network's role, along with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), is to support them by helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients... Read more >


  • Helping older people stay hydrated at home

    20 March 2020

    Good hydration helps keep the mind and body healthy and prevents someone becoming dehydrated. At the AHSN, we have developed several resources to help, especially in these unprecedented times. During this time of self-isolation due to COVID-19, we wanted to share these resources with you to help support older people, their carers’ and families.D... Read more >


  • AHSN supports local hospitals to quickly implement innovations

    6 March 2020

    Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has successfully supported a number of our local hospital partners to apply for funding the under the Accelerated Access Collaborative Pathway Transformation Fund (PFT). The PTF helps healthcare providers – such as big hospitals - make new innovations everyday practice, as quickly as possible, by add... Read more >


  • 11 new innovators tapped to transform England’s NHS through national acceleration

    5 March 2020

    The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced today the 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020. At a launch event chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement, the 2020 cohort of Fellows presented their innovations to key stakeholders, including Tony Young, Na... Read more >


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Guest blog: Professor Martin J Vernon describes the national health policy on clinical frailty

Martin qualified in 1988 in Manchester. He trained as a Geriatrician in North West England a...

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