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Who we are

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is helping to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations and enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others. In doing so the impact of our work is far reaching: from enhancing patient wellbeing, saving lives and mitigating high risk incidents such as strokes; to enhancing efficiencies in healthcare practice and boosting the local economy through private sector collaborations. Find out more about us.

Working with us

We work alongside a range of partners – health service providers, care professionals, commissioners, service users, the general public, businesses, universities and other research bodies –  to act upon healthcare challenges and opportunities for the ultimate benefit of the patient.

Health & social care

Participate in our skills programme, work with our business connections on new ideas and gain critical care insights from the evidence base we are developing.

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We want to hear about your innovations which can help meet future healthcare challenges.

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Patients & the public

Help us make healthcare centred on you by giving us your views.

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Universities & research institutes

Play a key role in providing the research that supports the development of new innovations and provides the evidence to shape future care provision.

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What we do


PReCePT shortlisted for Patient Safety Awards 2019

We’re pleased to announce that PReCePT has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) …

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One for the road

Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth, who retires on 28 March, reflects on how much …

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Our #EvidenceIntoPractice Challenge closes on Friday. If you’ve come across evidence for a healthcare improvement t…

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Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019

Date: 15/05/2019   Time: 08:30
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The West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

On 14 November 2018 we held the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo, bringing together healthcare providers and local innovators to explore collaboration opportunities and shape the future of our health service.

Find out what some of our speakers, leaders and innovators thought of the day.

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