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Assessment will help health and care systems harness digital technologies

NHS England has commissioned the development of a place based digital maturity assessment to support local improvement. It will consider the extent to which effective digital technologies are used across health and care systems to improve outcomes and experience. The work is being carried out by a coalition led by Oxford Academic Health Science Network […]

Oxford AHSN leads national digital health initiative

Oxford Academic Health Science Network has secured a contract with NHS England to develop and support a learning network across the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme – the government’s initiative to create a network of world class organisations which support high quality care with digital technology. The GDE programme focuses funding on those hospital and […]

‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ reinforces role of AHSNs to foster innovation

NHS England has today (31 March 2017) published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. Academic Health Science Networks […]

Anticoagulation initiative will cut strokes and save costs

An innovative collaboration between the NHS and Bayer is supporting GPs in Buckinghamshire to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The ‘Excellence in AF’ initiative, led by Oxford AHSN and the Bucks Clinical Commissioning Groups, is a collaborative approach which brings together clinical and quality improvement expertise from a range of organisations to […]

Wanted: volunteers to help researchers take over shopping centre

How does your brain and body change as you get older and how do you stay healthy all that time? As part of Dementia Awareness Week  – 15th-21st May – Oxford researchers will be part of an event on ageing and dementia in Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, called ‘Ageing: from birth and beyond’. Organised […]

‘Get Physical’ initiative is template others should follow

County sports partnerships across England are being urged to follow the example of ‘Get Physical’ and set up similar collaborations to improve workplace health and wellbeing. Dr Paul Durrands, Chief Operating Officer of Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN), is today (13 March) highlighting the success of Get Physical – and how it could be […]

Oxford AHSN to help industry and innovators trade with EU countries

The Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption (CIA) programme has secured funding of €248,000 to deliver a comprehensive “one stop” information point for industry and innovators seeking to trade in EU countries. The aim is to bring together in a single place key aspects of a country’s healthcare market, including market structure, regulation, how to provide […]

Innovation centre a step closer following £1.3m funding support

A new innovation centre in Buckinghamshire is on track to open later this year following a successful bid for funds. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership agreed to provide £1.3m in capital funds to the Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre. The Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre will have bases at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Bucks […]

Royal College accreditation achieved at all memory clinics in the Oxford AHSN region

All 12 memory clinics for dementia patients in the Oxford AHSN region have achieved a national ‘gold standard’ quality benchmark. It means thousands of people with dementia and their carers now get accredited care wherever they live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire. The Oxford AHSN appointed an experienced memory clinic nurse Maureen Cundell […]

New standard measures to improve care for patients with IBD developed by international collaboration including Oxford AHSN

New standard measures aimed at improving care for thousands of patients living with a long-term condition have been developed by an international collaboration including the Oxford Academic Health Science Network. Since 2015 the Oxford AHSN has been working with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measures (ICHOM) to develop a ‘Standard Set’ of clinical outcomes […]

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