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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


Spotlight on NEWS2 and ReSPECT

Members of the health and care community from across the West Country gathered in Cheltenham …

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Let’s talk about mental health

Kay Haughton, our Director of Service Transformation, explores different perspectives on mental …

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Our Healthcare Innovation Expo in November was a hive of activity, linking up healthcare professionals with innovat…

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Workshop: appropriate polypharmacy in the West of England – sharing ideas (invite only)

Date: 13/12/2018   Time: 09:00
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Take Five

This collection of five short videos takes a look at what we’ve learned about transformation as a healthcare community here in the West of England over the last five years.

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