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The Oxford AHSN and England’s 14 other Academic Health Science Networks are supporting our partners in the NHS and social care in responding to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are sharing our skills and expertise and helping them make the most of relevant innovations and technologies to deliver the best possible patient care, and support their staff and services.

One key area is identifying and enabling solutions for remote consultation and patient monitoring, diagnostics and point-of-care testing. You can find examples of some of the innovations and technologies we have been evaluating in partnership with the NHS and industry here.

We have opened a call for innovations to help support the NHS in managing Covid-19. Please get in touch if you have an idea or need help with evaluating your solution.

Our Patient Safety Collaborative, along with the other 14 PSCs across England, is refocusing to meet the new challenges posed by Covid-19.

Do you have a potential Covid-19 solution?

The government has provided guidance on how to register products to support the Covid-19 response:

  • PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

Contact the NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative if you have a technology that could be adapted quickly to help protect healthcare workers against aerosol contamination. Find out about their Covid-19 PPE Challenge here.

  • Vaccines

Contact Public Health England:

  • Ventilators

Contact the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS): or call 0300 456 3565

  • Innovation and Tech

Contact NHSX:

  • Diagnostics

Contact Public Health England:

General information

If you have any other solutions (not specifically Covid-19 related) that could be useful to the health and care system during this unprecedented time, please use our innovation exchange.

If you have any other query or request for support, please get in touch with us at

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