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Unique training package will improve safety in low-risk labour

A new national training programme created in the Oxford AHSN region aims to improve safety for low-risk mothers and babies during labour and birth. The interactive e-learning package 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 will benefit […]

2019 review part 2: winning by numbers

In this overview of our activities and achievements in the second half of 2019 we focus on some big numbers: 250,000 YouTube views, 12,000 people accessing free online sleep support, 190 GPs and pharmacists trained to cut medication errors, eight start-up companies completing the first Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme … July We found new ways […]

2019 review part 1: awards, toolkits and support for innovators

In this overview of our activities and achievements in the first six months of 2019 we highlight awards won, toolkits produced and new resources supporting clinical innovators. January 2019 began with us getting our whole team together to guide our priorities over the year ahead. Since then we have expanded in key areas, particularly strengthening […]

Innovators make their pitch for investment

Eight start-up companies have done all they can to convince an expert panel that their innovation is worthy of ongoing support. Their pitches on 29 November marked the culmination of the first Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. Programme partners BioCity will now decide which of the business ventures offers the strongest sustainable solution to a proven […]

We’re showcasing key projects at international health economics conference

We’re looking forward to highlighting some key health economic and outcomes research projects at the ISPOR Europe 2019 conference in Denmark this week including industry-NHS collaborations in real world evaluation, market access and novel digital tools for health economies. We’re showcasing an example of our ‘lean assessment process’ methodology for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease […]

Eight SMEs start work on Oxford AHSN Accelerator

An initial cohort of eight start-up companies have begun their journey through the new Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. They were selected after successfully pitching their ideas to a panel of industry leaders, investors and senior AHSN staff. Their innovations relate to drug discovery, diagnostics, digital health and service delivery. By the end of November the […]

‘How-to’ guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

A ‘how-to’ guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) treatment for acute stroke has been launched by national stroke experts including Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: an Implementation Guide for the UK has been developed by Professor Ford and Professors Martin James […]

Professor Gary Ford elected Vice Chair of AHSN Network

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, has been elected as Vice Chair of the AHSN Network which brings together the 15 AHSNs which cover England. He takes on the additional role in August alongside new AHSN Network Chair Piers Ricketts, Chief Executive of the Eastern AHSN who was previously […]

Oxford AHSN welcomes new applied research body

The announcement today of a new national network focusing on applied health and social care research has been welcomed by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are based on the same regions as England’s 15 AHSNs and will work closely with them. […]

Innovation Exchange portal now open

The Oxford AHSN has launched its Innovation Exchange for innovators offering solutions to NHS needs. The initial call is for innovations to help older people to live independent, fulfilled lives under the Healthy Ageing heading. The Innovation Exchange can be accessed here. Each AHSN in England is running an Innovation Exchange to identify, select and support […]