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Innovative care home hydration project wins three national awards

A project led by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group has successfully reduced urinary tract infections among care home residents and scooped three national awards. The initiative won awards for patient safety and best interface at the PrescQIPP awards. It was then voted best overall innovation by […]

Professor Gary Ford appointed Vice Chair of AHSN Network

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, has been appointed Vice Chair of the AHSN Network, which brings together the 15 AHSN that cover England. Gary, who has led the Oxford AHSN since 2013, takes on the role this month. Gary is also a Consultant Stroke Physician at Oxford University […]

Digital health partnership wins Oxford AHSN annual award

A ground-breaking partnership to develop digital health apps has won the 2017 Oxford Academic Health Science Network Best Public-Private Collaboration Award. The prize was presented at Oxford Town Hall this evening (Thursday 5 October). The winning partnership comprises the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Drayson Technologies. They signed […]

Our insights on digital health feed into key report on Oxfordshire’s tech cluster

Oxfordshire can play a major global role in driving forward the UK economy through four transformative technologies – that’s the conclusion of a new science and innovation report. Findings from the Oxfordshire Transformative Technologies Alliance’s science and innovation report (SIA report) says that the county can become a ‘global leader’ through: digital health space-led data […]

Shortlist revealed for Oxford AHSN partnership award

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Oxford AHSN Best Public-Private Collaboration Award. The following have been shortlisted: Johnson and Johnson/Janssen for ongoing collaborative work in the field of health and wellbeing, including work in mental health, inflammatory bowel disease and digital innovation. Partners include Buckinghamshire Healthcare […]

Falls prevention project statistician wins conference prize

Work by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the NIHR Oxford Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care to evaluate a falls prevention initiative has won a national prize. Falls predominantly affect older patients and can cause serious injury. An intervention in Bucks called ‘Stay in the […]

Oxford AHSN funds ten places at empathy event

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) is sponsoring ten places for lay contributors to attend the Oxford Empathy Programme‘s annual colloquium. It will bring together researchers, patients, clinicians and philosophers to discuss the culture of empathy in clinical practice and how this might improve patient, practitioner and staff health and wellbeing. There will also […]

New fund supports global healthcare challenges

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is to launch a major funding call this September, targeted towards pioneering healthcare research and development. The council’s Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) provides funding to support the application and commercialisation of STFC research to address global challenges including healthcare. On 22 September STFC will hold a […]

Future of Academic Health Science Networks secured for five more years

Academic Health Science Networks are a key part of the NHS architecture with a long-term future, according to NHS England National Director of Strategy and Innovation Ian Dodge. Speaking at NHS England’s Board meeting on 21 July, Ian Dodge said: “We should retain a comprehensive network of 15 AHSNs because they have proved their worth.” […]

AdviSeME prize funds available

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is offering the chance to win a free scientific advice worth £15,000 to small businesses, academic research groups or charities developing transformative healthcare products in pharmaceuticals and medtech for the NHS. Products should be in the clinical development phase, have the potential for further clinical development […]

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