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Mediplus join the AHSN

Mediplus was established in the UK in 1986 to focus on the research, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative medical devices that meet the needs of patients and clinicians worldwide.  Our philosophy is to provide high quality products at fair prices supported by excellence in customer service.   We have used our expertise in manufacturing to […]


SEHTA HEALTHCARE BUSINESS AWARDS    Dear colleagues I am sure you are proud of your achievements as a small company in the health sector with a base in the South East of England, or you know of a company who you deem to be excellent. As part of Medilink UK, SEHTA is pleased to celebrate […]

News on the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes

Innovation Challenge Prizes Articles  The closing date for the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes is midday 24th March 2013. If you are working towards an innovative idea in the NHS, then we want to hear from you!   The NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes not only awards prize money for innovative practice, but also helps to publicise […]

Strategy for UK Life Sciences: one year on

This report published on 10 December 2012 gives an update on progress implementing measures in the ‘Strategy for UK life sciences’ The strategy set out a long-term programme with a range of practical measures that the Government will take to improve the environment for large and small health life science companies in the UK. It […]

Creating change: Innovation health and wealth one year on

The report, “Creating change: Innovation health and wealth one year on” provides an update on the implementation of the NHS Chief Executive’s report “Innovation health and wealth, accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS” published in December 2011.  Highlights with respect to AHSNs are given below Excerpt from the Introduction from Sir David Nicholson – […]

Solutions4Health joins the AHSN

Solutions 4 Health is an innovative company focused on delivery of high quality and cost-effective healthcare & telehealth services making a real difference to peoples’ lives.  We’re passionate about fixing health inequalities & reaching in to communities particularly the ‘hardly reached’.  Solutions4Health is the UK’s largest independent provider of stop smoking services and also provide […]

AHSN Programme meetings

A number of meetings are now being arranged for January 2013 – details are available on the events page

General update

The AHSN is now preparing for its Panel Interview in February 2013 following feedback in November.  In particular, additional information is being prepared in support of the submitted Prospectus on the workings of the clinical networks and how these will deliver the objectives for Best Care.  Specifically, information will be provided on proposals for the […]

Update from feedback meeting on Prospectus

AHSN Feedback meeting 20 November 2012 The Oxford AHSN feedback meeting was held yesterday by video conference with Sir Ian Carruthers and Richard Gleave.   The process has clearly moved into one of development and assurance rather than assessment and competition and the intention is to announce the licensing of all AHSNs after the end […]

Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI)

Dear supporters and collaborators,We are delighted to announce that in recognition of the alliance between Oxford University and University College London, the Centre for the Acceleration of Medical Innovation (CAMI) is being renamed CASMI, the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation. CASMI’s board will now be chaired jointly by Sir John Bell of […]