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  • Wessex AHSN becomes Health Innovation Wessex

    2 October 2023

    In 2023 we celebrated ten years since Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) were established by NHS England, to transform the way the NHS discovers, adopts and spreads evidence-based innovations to improve health outcomes.This milestone was recognised in May 2023 with an announcement from NHS England and the government’s Office for Life Scien... Read more >

  • Innovate Awards winners announced

    22 September 2023

    The second annual Innovate Awards were held on Thursday 21 September at a ceremony in London, attended by NHS leaders, innovators, and partners. The Innovate Awards, delivered in partnership between the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation, celebrate innovation in health and care.Technology thought-leader and Countdown arithmetician, Dr Anne-... Read more >

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    World Patient Safety Day 2023

    15 September 2023

    Working together with patients, families and the public is fundamental to identifying opportunities to innovate in ways that improve lives. The theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day is ‘engaging patients for patient safety’ and here we share examples of where patients have significantly influenced the direction of Academic Health Science... Read more >

  • Wessex AHSN publishes its 2022-23 Annual Review

    7 September 2023

    Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has today published its annual review, highlighting milestones and achievements from the 2022-23 financial year.The review demonstrates how Wessex AHSN has worked with its partners and innovators to support local health and care systems over the past year, improving patient outcomes and driving econo... Read more >

  • National asthma programme shortlisted for 2023 Innovate Awards

    26 July 2023

    A national asthma programme, delivered by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in England alongside many programme partners, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.The Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) programme, commissioned by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), is a finalist for this year’s Innovate Awards,... Read more >

  • New report shows impact of FeNO national programme on asthma care in England

    30 June 2023

    A new report is showcasing the impact of a national AHSN Network programme to improve access to FeNO testing for asthma diagnosis.Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) tests are simple, non-invasive tests to measure the amount of nitric oxide in an exhaled breath – a biomarker for airway inflammation. FeNO testing can improve patient care by co... Read more >

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Celebrating five years of Wessex innovation in polypharmacy training

We are delighted to launch this ‘Polypharmacy Action Learning Set: Five Year Synopsis’ repor...

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