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Our priorites 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 […]

New report highlights the wide-ranging impact of England’s 15 AHSNs

A new report published today reveals England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks benefited more than 480,000 patients and generated £455 million of investment for the UK economy in the 12 months from April 2021 to March 2022. The AHSN Network Impact Report for 2021/22 summarises work undertaken by AHSNs on national initiatives and other areas […]

Oxford AHSN and partners win £115,000 to develop digital innovation to detect night-time seizures

The Oxford AHSN and partners from the NHS and industry have won £115,000 from the NHS Digital Partnerships Award fund. It will support development of a home monitoring system that detects and analyses night-time seizure-like activity to aid epilepsy diagnosis, management and treatment. The Oxford AHSN is working on this project with Neuro Event Labs, the […]

Join our free webinar on implementing mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke

The Oxford AHSN is hosting a free webinar on implementing mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in the UK. The webinar is linked to the forthcoming publication of the second edition of a practical guide to implementation. The three editors (Professor Gary Ford – Oxford, Professor Martin James – Exeter, Professor Phil White – Newcastle) […]

Oxomics take top prize at end of our 2021 Accelerator programme

Over the last three years the Oxford AHSN Accelerator launchpad programme has helped more than 100 innovators start to turn their ideas into viable business ventures. The latest intensive eight-week programme finished on 6 December when five SMEs presented their business model to a panel of experts from the NHS and industry. They included Sarah […]

Oxford AHSN helps NHS tackle potential over-prescription of short course steroid

The Oxford AHSN and partners have developed a new metric to help identify patients that are being prescribed quantities of prednisolone which might constitute a health risk. Prednisolone is a short course steroid, which can be crucial in treating respiratory illnesses. However recent studies have shown that prescribing too many short course steroids could cause […]

Digital transformation of high volume surgical care pathways wins funding

UPDATE April 2022: This initiative is now live at hospitals in Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Reading A regional collaboration which harnesses digital innovations has won national funding to develop new care pathways that are better for patients and save valuable time. This programme will play a key part in helping to get routine NHS services back […]

Oxford AHSN introduces healthcare innovators to new government minister

New health minister Lord Kamall met a host of healthcare innovators on a fact-finding visit to Oxford organised by the Oxford AHSN. Lord Kamall and Matt Whitty, Chief Executive of the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and Director for Innovation, Research and Life Sciences at NHS England, met key figures from the NHS, industry and research […]

Six start-up companies join Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme

Six start-up companies will this month join the Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. The programme – now in its third year – offers a unique launchpad for healthcare innovators with an idea they want to bring to market. Eleven companies pitched for a place on the programme to a judging panel made up of industry leaders […]