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Partners positive about the role and impact of Oxford AHSN

The vast majority of Oxford Academic Health Science Network stakeholders believe it is having a positive impact in the region. Four in five (80%) of the 563 respondents in an independent survey of Oxford AHSN partners, carried out by the leading research consultancy ComRes, agreed that the network is building a culture of collaboration and […]

Showcasing innovation at the Health and Care Expo

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network has a strong presence at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester this week. The Oxford AHSN is taking part in workshops and discussions with a focus on spreading innovation at pace and scale. Highlights include: ‘What can cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) do for patient consultations?’ led by […]

Partners urged to have their say in national AHSN survey

Partners of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network are being encouraged to have their say in an independent national survey. The feedback will help paint a picture of how well the Oxford AHSN is doing in bringing together the NHS, universities and industry to spread innovation, improve patient outcomes and encourage economic growth. The survey […]

Shortlist revealed for Oxford AHSN public-private collaboration award

Three initiatives have been shortlisted for the third annual Oxford Academic Health Science Network Public-Private Collaboration Award. The prize aims to acknowledge innovative partnerships between universities, industry and the NHS which will ultimately benefit patients. The shortlist (in alphabetical order) is: Abbott Point of Care with the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation […]

Survey highlights valuable impact of the Oxford AHSN

The vast majority of people who know the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and its work believe it is having a positive impact in the region. Almost all respondents (95%) to an independent survey of Oxford AHSN partners across the NHS, patient groups, universities and industry said collaboration in the region was important. […]

Life sciences minister launches Oxfordshire Innovation Engine update report

George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Minister for Life Sciences, launched a report which assesses the progress Oxfordshire has made over the last few years in realising the growth potential of its high technology business cluster to produce greater economic benefits for the county and the UK. Entitled The Oxfordshire Innovation Update – realising the […]

Patient safety collaboratives – making care safer for all

A report will be launched at the Patient Safety Congress on 5 July 2016 highlighting the achievements of the AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs). ‘Patient Safety Collaboratives: Making care safer for all’ shows how the Oxford PSC and the 14 other PSCs in England are spreading improvements and influencing system leadership, two years after they […]

NHS Innovation Accelerator launches search for world’s top innovators

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network is working in partnership with NHS England and the AHSN Network to lead a new search for the world’s best health innovators to help improve patients’ lives. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) aims to improve lives through fast-tracking cutting edge, low cost innovations to the forefront of the NHS. […]

June newsletter includes full details of May events

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network June newsletter is full of information and opportunities. It includes complete details of our seven partner showcases which took place during May. The package for each contains video and all presentations. Other updates in the newsletter include a last call to complete our stakeholder survey, new funding opportunities and the […]

Our May events demonstrated successful clinical collaborations making a difference to patients

By Dr Paul Durrands, Chief Operating Officer A year ago the Oxford Academic Health Science Network held its annual general meeting at a central location. It was a useful way to meet some of our stakeholders but its impact was limited. We knew we could reach more people so this year we decided to do […]

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