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Training resource aids stroke prevention

Comprehensive training to support stroke prevention in primary care has been developed by the Oxford AHSN and partners. The free online tool is funded by Health Education England and available through its e-Learning for Healthcare platform. The programme is for GPs, pharmacists and other clinicians who care for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) – a […]

Training package for midwives developed in the Thames Valley shortlisted for national patient safety awards

A new online training course to improve the safety of women and babies in labour is in the running for three national awards. The interactive programme is the first to integrate real fetal heart sounds, helping midwives provide safer care when they monitor a baby’s heartbeat in the womb. This approach, known as intelligent intermittent […]

Guide supports stroke teams in the restoration and recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

Practical guidance to help stroke teams across England deliver high-quality care in the restoration and recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has been made available in a collaboration between the Oxford AHSN and the stroke leads for the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme. Restoration and recovery of stroke services during the Covid-19 pandemic assesses […]

AHSNs are helping to align research with health system needs

Watch the webinar video here   The AHSN Network will explore its work to understand NHS priorities for health and care innovation and how collaboration with research partners including new Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) and Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) are responding to these needs at a webinar on 19 June (14.00-15.00). There will be […]

‘The pandemic has shown the NHS can adopt and drive change rapidly’

by Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive, Oxford AHSN The last three months has seen the NHS respond rapidly to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, changing in ways and at a rate never seen before. That is testament to the commitment and willingness of patients, and health and social care professionals to adapt and […]

Guide outlines how stroke services can adapt during and after Covid-19

Guidance for adapting stroke services during the Covid-19 pandemic – and reshaping them afterwards – has been made available in a collaboration between the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). Oxford AHSN Chief Executive Professor Gary Ford, who is also a consultant stroke physician, co-authored […]

Oxford AHSN supports partners in responding to Covid-19

The Oxford AHSN is supporting our partners in the NHS and social care in responding to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The AHSN senior team is carrying out daily reviews to ensure we’re supporting our local health and care system in the most effective way – focusing our skills, experience and expertise where […]

Oxford AHSN launches second year of start-up accelerator programme

The Oxford AHSN and BioCity today launch the second year of the Oxford AHSN Accelerator Programme aimed at identifying and developing innovative and sustainable solutions to proven NHS needs and the commercial ambitions of investors. The Oxford AHSN invites start-ups and innovators with pioneering technologies and disruptive ideas to improve health outcomes to join its […]

3,000 strokes prevented and 800 lives saved through national drive to detect and treat irregular heart rhythm

New figures reveal that a programme rolled out across the NHS to reduce strokes related to an irregular heart rhythm prevented 3,165 strokes and saved 791 lives last year (2018/19). The NHS initiative focused on improving the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) – the most common type of irregular heart rhythm that can […]