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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 […]

Get Physical: get the latest news

In December 2015 150 healthcare, sports and public health professionals met at Get Physical, an event exploring how physical activity might be incorporated into the daily lives of patients and NHS staff across Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire to improve their health and wellbeing. Get Physical was organised by the Oxford Academic Health […]

Partners benefit from Oxford AHSN networks

Milton Keynes University Hospital has been strengthened by the emergence of Oxford AHSN networks, according to the Trust’s Chief Executive Professor Joe Harrison. Prof Harrison said: “We absolutely see the AHSN as a core part of developing networks across the region that allow Milton Keynes to play a bigger part on the regional and national stage.” […]

AHSN network ahead of the game on sustainability and transformation

The Oxford AHSN is making a difference to the delivery of healthcare in many ways, according to Oxford Health Chief Executive Stuart Bell. He said the AHSN has had a ‘catalytic effect’, imparting valuable influence, knowledge and expertise and ‘pulling together collective endeavour’ across the NHS. Speaking at an Oxford AHSN/Oxford Health event, he said: […]

Collaboration through network breeds success

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network gets people working together successfully, according to Julian Emms, Chief Executive of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Emms, pictured right, was speaking at the start of the fourth of seven Oxford AHSN events showcasing the benefits to patients of collaborations between industry, universities and the NHS. Around 40 […]

Network presents opportunities to share ideas and upgrade skills

There are many opportunities for NHS staff to share ideas and develop skills through the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, according to Dr Tina Kenny, the Medical Director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare. Dr Kenny said: “If you have even the tiniest idea or spark of innovation, don’t think it’s too small.” She was speaking at the […]

Milton Park event underlines value of industry collaboration, networks and support

A diverse audience drawn from the life sciences, academia and healthcare attended the ‘Better patient outcomes through partnerships’ showcase co-hosted by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network with OBN and Isansys. About 40 people attended the event at Milton Park on 19 May, one of a series of seven linked events across the Oxford AHSN […]

Showcase hears how adoption of clinical innovation is bringing benefits to patients

Hospital clinicians from a wide range of medical backgrounds came together with patients and innovators from industry and universities at the second of seven partner showcases co-hosted by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). They were welcomed by Jean O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust which co-hosted the event at […]

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