The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) gets innovation into clinical practice to improve patient safety, outcomes and experience, and generate economic growth through collaboration between the NHS, industry and universities. We cover a region of three million people living in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.
The Oxford AHSN is part of the national AHSN Network, linked into a unique collaborative of expertise and experience, sharing learning, pooling intelligence, and benefitting from a pipeline of emerging and proven solutions from around the country.
England’s 15 AHSNs were set up by NHS England in 2013 and were relicensed from April 2018 to operate as the key innovation arm of the NHS. We understand the needs of our health systems and are well placed to broker innovative solutions, while collaborating across England to take what works best and quickly spread it nationally.
We connect regional networks of NHS and research organisations, local authorities, industry and citizens – responding to the diverse needs of our patients and populations through partnership and collaboration.
We create the right environment for relevant industries and innovators to work more effectively with the health and social care ecosystem.
We are collaborators – we identify successful innovations in our local and regional communities and support the spread of these across our national Network at pace and scale.