This site has been optimized to work with modern browsers and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer.

News Articles

News Categories:
  • No categories

Shared learning event highlights progress in maternity and neonatal care

Close to 100 maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) staff from across the Oxford AHSN region and beyond got together in person for the first time in three years at a shared learning event organised by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) on 8 March – International Women’s Day. The wide-ranging programme highlighted improvements in the care […]

New partnerships aim to tackle inequalities in specific conditions

The NHS and local communities are working together to identify and address healthcare inequalities by improving access to new health technologies and medicines. Over £4 million has been made available to support NHS England’s Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP) which builds on the achievements and learning of AHSNs and the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) […]

An introduction to real world evaluation in healthcare: new webinar series

The Oxford AHSN is running a series of free webinars covering the basics of real world evaluation in healthcare. They will draw on successful partnerships with industry and the NHS facilitated by the Oxford AHSN. The sessions are aimed at innovators and clinicians who will gain valuable insights into how to gather real world evidence and […]

New resources help more patients get IV treatment at home instead of hospital

The Oxford AHSN and Oxford University Hospitals have developed a package of resources to support other NHS organisations wanting to deliver intravenous antibiotics to patients in their own homes. The OUH began using elastomeric devices to deliver IV antibiotics in patients’ homes in 2019 through ‘hospital at home’ nursing teams. Previously patients needing IV medication […]

New digital platform which personalises pre-op patient assessment highlighted as example of best practice

The introduction of pre-operative assessment triage is taking a more personalised approach to the individual needs of patients awaiting routine orthopaedic surgery. Potential issues are identified and treated early, leading to fewer procedures being postponed later on. Previously all patients had a face-to-face appointment prior to surgery – now two-thirds of them do not need […]

New framework supports staff wellbeing in NHS talking therapies services

The Oxford AHSN and NHS partners today publish a wellbeing strategy to support staff working in talking therapies (IAPT) services. In the face of increased workplace pressures during the pandemic, the IAPT services in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes worked together on the Model Staff Wellbeing Strategy to strengthen service resilience and staff support. […]

New report identifies potential digital solutions to support mental health services for young people

The Oxford AHSN is publishing a new report today identifying potential digital solutions to support NHS mental health services for children and young people. To help increase capacity and achieve better outcomes in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at a time of rising demand, the NHS has recognised it needs help to identify […]

Workshop offers environmental sustainability support to innovators

Are you an innovator wanting to find out more about environmental sustainability in the NHS? Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and real change cannot happen without new innovations and innovative businesses. Join our ‘Environmental sustainability in health’ workshop to find out how your innovation could support the NHS on its journey […]

Our health and care priorities 2022/23

Every day we support innovation and improvement in the NHS through our partnerships with the health service, healthcare innovators and research. Our new brochure includes more than 20 case studies, mostly drawn from our four key health and care priorities: cardiovascular disease, maternity/neonatal care, mental health, respiratory disease. Examples include: implementing an innovative monitoring device […]

Consensus pathway is blueprint for better outcomes for people with uncontrolled asthma

A new set of standards based on best practice aims to lead to better care for adults with uncontrolled and severe asthma. The consensus pathway was created by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) Rapid Uptake Products (RUP) asthma biologics programme which is led by the Oxford AHSN on behalf of the AHSN Network. Up […]