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.