• West of England Ideas Spotlight

    We are using this novel way of communicating to work swiftly and differently; collect and test ideas; advertise problems and opportunities; draw together people from across our area and beyond to provide new perspectives on old problems. We expect that these new relationships between colleagues across West of England will improve health and health services in their widest sense.

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Working in partnership to put innovation at the heart of health and care, to improve patient outcomes and contribute to wealth creation

West of England Academic Health Science Network is vibrant and diverse network of partners (providers of NHS care working with universities, industry, NHS commissioners and a wide range of other organisations) committed to equality and excellence, which will accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence based practice to improve health and care quality.  The Network covers Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

The Government’s Innovation, Health and Wealth report issued three potent challenges to the NHS:

  • Improve the implementation of proven good practice and innovation
  • Become better at generating research, enrolling patients and putting research into practice
  • Work more effectively with industry to benefit patients and the economy

The role of the West of England Academic Health Science Network is to bring together our local NHS, universities and industry to address these challenges.