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  • State of the Nation Survey: data-driven health and care

    9 May 2019

    NHSX and the AHSN Network need your input on the latest survey to understand demand and supply of data driven technologies to improve health.There are some remarkable data-driven innovations, apps, clinical decision support tools utilising intelligent algorithms being developed, and electronic health systems incorporating them are being widely a... Read more >

  • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: what do you think about it?

    7 May 2019

    Our colleagues from the Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS) Group are writing an article about direct-to-consumer genetic tests. These are genetic tests that you can buy online or in shops (for example tests from AncestryUK, 23andMe, DNAFit). Some direct-to-consumer genetic tests claim to give customers information about health risks.T... Read more >

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    Is Wessex Frailty Fit?

    2 May 2019

    Do you know how many people in your hospital are living with frailty? Do you know where these patients are in your hospital? Why does it matter?Understanding how our local health systems can support patients living with frailty will be fundamental in delivering the Long Term Plan, but the question remains: what does frailty look like in Wessex (... Read more >

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    Healthcare in Wessex – A Digital Future: AHSN Innovation Adoption Programme Coordinator Nadia Kuftinoff Joins NHS Digital Academy

    23 April 2019

    Much of my role is dedicated to implementing digital innovations.I’m helping GP practices try new technology and apps to not just save time but improve the quality of time spent with patients. I’m trying interventions with dentists to see if they can seamlessly help patients in ways other than oral health. I’ve shadowed community nurses and matr... Read more >

  • Invitation to take part in two Learning Events: Bed Management and Patient Flow

    23 April 2019

    Designed in partnership with acute trusts, NHS Digital, NHS England and NHS Improvement, the AHSN Network are delighted to invite you to a series of learning events on bed management and patient flow.We have gathered together speakers at the forefront of patient flow and designed interactive events that allow delegates to share their understandi... Read more >

  • We're recruiting! Come and join our exciting Patient Safety Collaborative Team

    15 April 2019

    At Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), we connect the NHS, universities, research, innovators and small businesses to help drive innovation into the health service, which benefits patients, saves the NHS time and money, and helps to grow the local economy.Now is a great time to join the AHSN. We’re at an exciting time in our history: ... Read more >

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Healthcare in Wessex - A Digital Future Part 2: First Lessons from the NHS Digital Academy

Before I knew anything about digital health, health informatics or the NHS, I worked on a na...

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