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.


International Day of Older Persons

Wessex AHSN is celebrating the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on the 1 October 2021 – the theme this ye... Find out more >


Wessex Cancer Innovation Programme

The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) sets out ambitious aims for improving cancer care in the UK. This includes diagnosing 75% of ... Find out more >


FeNO - Fractional exhaled nitric oxide - for the diagnosis and management of Asthma

Our Goals - The AHSNs are working to support the spread of FeNO testing and to improve the pathways for people with suspe... Find out more >


Covid Oximetry

Covid Oximetry - both within primary and secondary care - is an enhanced package of remote monitoring (of symptoms and oxy... Find out more >


Improving Health in Care Homes

In the UK, 405,000 older people (aged 65+) currently live in care homes. This represents 16% of older people over the age ... 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 >


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 >


National Programmes

The programmes we deliver are either national commissions from NHS England and Improvement (including supporting the Accel... Find out more >


Lipid Management and FH

The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) highlights cardiovascular prevention and detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) as ... 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 >


Healthy Ageing

What is the Healthy Ageing Programme?The Healthy Ageing Programme builds on the strengths of existing Wessex AHSN programm... Find out more >


Industry and Innovation

The UK is home to many great innovators and products which can improve patient outcomes, generate savings and improve Valu... 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 >


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 >


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 >


Workforce

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


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 >


Primary Care Programme

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 >


Atrial Fibrillation: Detect, Protect, Perfect

Since 2017, the AHSN Network has been driving the spread and adoption of AF best practice across the country to improve ca... Find out more >

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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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