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Impact case studies

  • This page contains examples of the Oxford AHSN’s impact in improving health and generating economic growth
  • Find more of our case studies on the AHSN Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare here
  • Read about awards won by the Oxford AHSN here

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All programmes

Better care for women who develop diabetes in pregnancy

  • GDm-Health app enables better real-time monitoring at home
  • Oxford AHSN facilitated NHS uptake and commercialisation
  • Up to 40 jobs created by industry partner Sensyne Health
  • £5m invested into patient care and research
  • £60m raised through investor roadshows

More details here

Contact: julie.hart@oxfordahsn.org

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Reducing death and disability related to stroke

  • Award-winning Oxford AHSN programme – ‘Detect, Protect, Perfect’ improving detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) which increases risk of stroke​
  • Working with all 15 AHSNs, commissioners, GPs, pharmacists, NHS trusts and industry​
  • More detailed reviews, more AF detected
  • 30 strokes prevented per year
  • £230,000 saved

More details here

Contact: hannah.oatley@oxfordahsn.org

eMaps imageEnabling better market access

  • Oxford AHSN develops digital knowledge hub – eMaps
  • For life science innovators/product developers
  • Helps navigate NHS and other complex health markets
  • Includes drugs, devices, diagnostics, digital
  • Covers regulation, compliance, pricing

More details here

Contact: jaswant.bance@oxfordahsn.org

Angry hand imageNetwork improves arthritis care

  • Regional network of expert clinicians set up
  • Focus on early inflammatory arthritis
  • Raising awareness in patients and GPs
  • Supporting prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Award-winning ‘Angry Hand’ campaign

More details here

Contact: james.rose@oxfordahsn.org

Find out more about our Clinical Innovation Adoption programme here >

Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

NHS adopts sepsis tool

  • New tool makes it easier to spot patients with sepsis
  • AHSNs collaborate to develop Insight Dashboard
  • Consistent approach based on best data
  • Adopted nationally by NHS
  • Shortlisted for national HSJ Award

More details here

Contact: jo.murray@oxfordahsn.org

More premature babies saved

  • Improved access to specialist maternity care is increasing survival chances of extremely premature babies
  • AHSN maternity network oversaw overhaul of regional referral pathways
  • Now more focused on what’s best for mother and baby
  • 50% increase in extremely pre-term babies born in unit with highest level of expertise
  • Four extra young lives saved per year

More details here

Contact: katherine.edwards@oxfordahsn.org

drinks trolleyFewer urinary tract infections in care homes due to improved hydration

  • ‘Good Hydration’ initiative based on regular drinks rounds ​
  • Urinary tract infections leading to hospital admission reduced by 36%​
  • UTIs requiring antibiotics reduced by 58%
  • Won five national prizes including NICE Shared Learning and HSJ Patient Safety 2018
  • Started in east Berkshire, spreading within and beyond Oxford AHSN region

More details here

Contact: katie.lean@oxfordahsn.org

Better outcomes for many more people with anxiety and depression

  • Oxford AHSN Anxiety and Depression network carries out monthly detailed performance data analysis of psychological therapies services​
  • Resulting improvement activity leads to consistently high recovery rates ​
  • Savings of £1,870 per person over two years for patients with long-term conditions and anxiety/depression

More details here

Contact: ineke.wolsey-anxietydepression-IAPT@oxfordahsn.org

Aiding best practice in dementia care

  • Oxford AHSN coordinates dementia webinar training programme​
  • Part of commitment to build a culture of collaboration​
  • 50+ webinars so far on key topics including driving, multi-morbidity and post-diagnostic support​
  • 1,000+ people have joined live – with more watching on demand​
  • Survey found almost half have changed working practices as a result

More details here

Contact: fran.butler@oxfordahsn.org

Find out more about our Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement programme here >

Strategic and Industry Partnerships

pre-eclampsia pregnancy imageBetter pre-eclampsia diagnosis

  • Oxford AHSN leading regional/national roll-out of new test
  • Quicker, more accurate diagnosis leads to improved safety
  • Fewer unnecessary admissions, less patient stress
  • Increased NHS maternity capacity/efficiency and reduced costs
  • NHS/industry/research partnership wins national/international awards

More details here

Contact: guy.checketts@oxfordahsn.org

Blood test delivers better care

  • More accurate antibiotic prescribing for childhood illnesses
  • Point of care blood test aids clinical decision-making
  • Lab quality results delivered much quicker
  • Easing pressure on emergency departments
  • Reducing NHS costs and increasing efficiency

More details here

Contact: guy.checketts@oxfordahsn.org

Find out more about our Strategic and Industry Partnerships programme here >

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