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Best Care Programme

The Oxford AHSN Best Care programme aims to:

  • Identify and tackle unwarranted variation in patient outcomes across our region
  • Spread best practice by establishing an AHSN standard of care
  • Raise this standard of care by encouraging and facilitating the adoption of clinical use of innovation
  • Train the clinical leaders of tomorrow in partnership with Health Education England (Thames Valley) and the University of Oxford.

As it prepares for a new licence from NHS England starting in 2018, the Oxford AHSN is developing alternative approaches and models to support clinical engagement, to deliver innovation adoption and support system transformation across a broader range of clinical specialties.

These changes will align future work programmes to national priorities and expectations. As a result the AHSN was unable to sustain funding of the clinical networks beyond July 2017. Five networks secured external funding enabling them to continue until March 2018. Three networks – Children, Medicines Optimisation and Respiratory – closed by 30 June 2017.

Children’s Network produces three new reports

The Oxford AHSN Children’s Network produced three new reports in June 2017. They are a third regional variation report, harmonised paediatric antibiotic prescribing guidelines and a new model for delivering the children’s flu vaccine. Read more about these and other achievements of the Children’s Network here.

Use the buttons below to find out more about all the Oxford AHSN Clinical Networks.

Further information: info@oxfordahsn.org

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