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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


Welcome to Clare and Alex

Clare Evans and Alex Leach have joined the AHSN as we start to roll-out new tools like our …

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Understanding the unintended consequences of healthcare apps

Dr Andrew Turner, Senior Research Associate, CLAHRC West, discusses the move towards ‘digital first …

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It’s been a great year for our network, and now it’s time to take a look back at our achievements delivered in clos…

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Health and Care Innovation Expo Manchester

Date: 04/09/2019   Time: 09:00
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Why PReCePT is a winner

A short film produced for the judging panel of the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019 on the achievements of PReCePT, a project being spread across all maternity units in England by the AHSN Network to help reduce cerebral palsy in very premature babies.

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