What we do

Our programmes

Wessex AHSN speeds innovation across the region’s health system to create a healthier population and a thriving economy. Our programmes drive research into practice to address local health and social care priorities through partnership, collaboration, investment and support.


Atrial Fibrillation: Detect, Perfect, Protect

The Atrial fibrillation programme has 3 aims.  To detect AF;  to perfect treatment of patients with AF and; to protect peo... Find out more >


Dementia

Over 41,000 people in Wessex have dementia and numbers are predicted to double by 2050. It is the biggest health issue we ... Find out more >


Endoscopy Capacity Planning

Our Centre for Implementation Science is looking at ways to reduce the number of bowel cancer patients who present as emer... Find out more >


Genomics

Genomics and genetics will impact patients with certain cancers or rare diseases. In Wessex there are around 16,500 new ca... Find out more >


Healthy Ageing

The Healthy Ageing Programme builds on the strengths of existing Wessex AHSN programmes to provide a cross cutting approac... Find out more >


Industry and Innovation

With no end to innovation opportunities in the United Kingdom, the Industry and Innovation Team aim to support innovators ... Find out more >


Innovation Evaluations

We have the in-house skills and capabilities to fully evaluate healthcare innovations. We are currently evaluating the Hap... Find out more >


Innovation Insight

Our team is established in the assessment and study of innovation in healthcare, with a set of in-house skills that bring ... Find out more >


Medicines Optimisation

Wessex Academic Health Science Network (WAHSN) is the national lead for the AHSNs’ Medicines Optimisation (MO) Programme a... Find out more >


Mental Health

Experiencing poor mental health can cause distress and major disruption to an individual, their family, and friends.  Es... Find out more >


National Programmes

The National Priorities are seven programmes which have been developed regionally and have been selected for national adop... Find out more >


Nationally Prioritised Innovations

A key role of Wessex AHSN is supporting the spread and adoption of innovation. The aim of the Nationally Prioritised Innov... Find out more >


NHS Vanguards

The programme plans to support 5 to 7 test bed sites across England over the next 2 to 3 years.  Vanguards: In January 201... Find out more >


Patient Safety Collaborative

Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) is one of England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs), which play an essen... Find out more >


Primary Care Demonstrator Sites

There is no shortage of innovation in the NHS, but too often innovations do not have the reach or impact that would be exp... Find out more >


Reducing Harm from Alcohol

We are drinking too much alcohol and it's making us ill. Alcohol is the most common cause of death in men younger than 54 ... Find out more >


Respiratory

The Wessex AHSN Respiratory Quality Improvement Programme is working to improve the respiratory health of patients in the ... Find out more >


Workforce

Wessex AHSN programme managers have been involved in projects sponsored by Health Education England (Wessex) and the Wesse... Find out more >

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Partners

We work with partners in the NHS, private healthcare, small companies, large industry and academic bodies to improve the health of patients and grow our regional economy.

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Guest blog: Chloe Davanna, Sport & Physical Activity Officer at Winchester City Council explains the ease of implementing the ESCAPE-pain programme at a Winchester leisure centre

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