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Clare Evans West of England AHSN

Meet the team: our ITP programme manager

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Clare Evans manages a scheme to help the NHS adopt new innovations into practice. Find out more about her work and which innovations she’s working on.

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The Innovation and Growth Team launch the Innovation Exchange at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Launch of the Innovation Exchange: creating an innovation ecosystem

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Innovation is at the heart of transforming healthcare in our region. Much our future work in this area will be driven by our Innovation Exchange, which was launched at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo.

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Lars Sundstrom speaking at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Innovation, five years on….

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Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth, reflects on our annual conference and how much the West of England AHSN has achieved in the last five years. A couple of weeks ago we had our big annual gathering – this year themed as a Healthcare Innovation Expo. It’s always a time that serves as…

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Kate and ben - our Innovation and Growth Project Managers

Meet the team: our Innovation & Growth Project Managers

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Kate Phillips and Ben Davies are both Project Managers in our Innovation and Growth team. Our Communications Officer, Lauren Hoskin, caught up with them both to find out what their work involves and how it makes a difference to healthcare.

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Local members and partners nominated for HSJ Awards

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The HSJ Awards 2018 have finalised their shortlist, including six of our member organisations from the West of England. The winners will be announced in London on 21 November 2018.

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My AHSN connection – Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe

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Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe is a practising GP and CEO of the digital healthcare solutions platform Digital Algorithms. One recent Digital Algorithms product is ROVA, a platform designed to deliver social prescribing and other self-care solutions through clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities. Here Damian writes about how the West of England AHSN helped Digital Algorithms…

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SBRI announces funding for West of England businesses

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The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare, the NHS England funded initiative championed by the AHSN Network, has announced the latest round of funding to support companies to develop novel solutions to healthcare issues, and two of them are from the West of England.

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Working with universities and research institutes

Keeping the A in AHSN

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Lars Sundstrom, our Innovation and Growth Director reflects on the role of academia in encouraging innovation and experimentation, and the importance of this to AHSNs. Last month we had our first get together as an AHSN Network. Around 200 fellow AHSNers, most of them considerably younger and much more energetic than me, got together to celebrate how…

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health innovation programme

West of England Health Innovation Programme completes its fourth year

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The West of England HIP 2018 has been a huge success with the innovators diving in head first, taking on a wide range of healthcare challenges and graduating with promising business propositions. What is this HIP? No not the body part! Maybe you’ve read the #NHS70 HIP Atlas AHSN case study  or seen the excitement on #HIP_AHSN Twitter? Well, the…

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AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

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NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth.

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