Category: Healthy Ageing

In Our Own Words by Annemarie Aburrow

A short film highlighting the benefits of the new and unique Hydration at Home Toolkit to help people who work in caring roles (e.g. care homes and domiciliary care) to improve hydration among older people in their care using an online tool.

Wessex AHSN has worked in collaboration with Hampshire County Council to produce the Hydration at Home Toolkit, which includes an E-learning module.

The Hydration at Home e-learning module and Toolkit has been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.

The Nutrition Wheel

This video shows a volunteer using the Nutrition Wheel with an older person attending a singing group in Southbourne, Dorset. The Nutrition Wheel is an interactive version of the Patients Association Nutrition Checklist. It is designed to provide a framework for starting a conversation about nutrition, to help identify people at increased risk of undernutrition and guide the user on basic advice and signposting to support the person to improve their nutrition.

ESCAPE-pain - River Park leisure centre

A Wessex leisure centre (River Park, Winchester) offers local people a chance to manage chronic pain and be more active.

INSCCOPe: Project Highlights Video

This video shows the highlights from the INSCCOPe project, a project run in partnership between Wessex AHSN, Bournemouth University and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The project involved putting in place a new procedure around malnutrition screening and treatment within the community, and looked at the barriers and enablers to implementing this new procedure within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This video features team members sharing their experiences of the project and the benefits it has had on their patients.
For more information on the project, please visit

AHSN Nutrition Wheel Webinar 24.09.19

On 24th September 2019, Wessex AHSN ran a webinar on the Nutrition Wheel for the other AHSNs in England. The purpose of the webinar was to share the research, development and next steps for the Nutrition Wheel.

SpaceOAR on BBC South Today

News piece on BBC South Today about SpaceOAR - one of the AHSN Network and NHS England's priority innovation products - being used at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust.