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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open!

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations. Successful applicants will become 2021 NIA Fellows. The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by…

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Industry roundtable discussions inform AHSN Network support offer

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The AHSN Network, of which the West of England AHSN is a member, is planning a series of “Bridging the gap” events this autumn aimed at providing support, information and advice for innovators across industry. The plans have been developed following a roundtable discussion hosted by the AHSN Network to listen to the experiences and…

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New King’s Fund report on transformative technology for long-term health conditions

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A new King’s Fund report, part funded by the West of England AHSN, titled Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions uses four unique case studies to outline and discuss key themes of effective implementation of digital innovation. AHSNs commissioned the King’s Fund to explore four different digital innovations in health services from the UK and…

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Virtual launch of Genomic Innovation report

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The AHSN Network’s report on Genomic Innovation: technologies for personalised medicine was launched at a virtual roundtable on Thursday 23 July. The event saw senior leaders join the virtual launch of the report, including the West of England’s Chief Executive Officer, Natasha Swinscoe. The virtual launch was hosted by The AHSN Network (which represents England’s…

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HIP alumni success stories

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Created in partnership with SETsquared, the global no.1 university business incubator, the West of England AHSN has been running the Health Innovation Programme (HIP) since 2015. In that time this popular personal development boot camp for healthcare innovators has supported 99 people from across the West of England build their core skills in entrepreneurship to develop…

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Supporting the response to COVID-19

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Now that our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) is to support them by helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients and support our services in this challenging context.

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Digital innovations tested for vulnerable people during COVID-19

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People who are particularly vulnerable or isolated as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could soon benefit from a range of innovative digital solutions selected as part of the TechForce19 challenge. NHSX and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have announced 18 digital solutions that have been awarded funding under the TechForce19 challenge.…

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Testing platform launched to support target of 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day

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A new platform has been set up to support the drive to achieve 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of April – the platform can be found here. The platform is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Bioindustry Association, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association and the Royal…

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Innovator Mark Moran MBE presenting The WaterDrop at the 2018 Expo

West of England innovator tapped to transform England’s NHS through national acceleration

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced today (5 March 2020) 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020, including one developed here in the West of England: The WaterDrop.

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For a greener NHS

Net zero carbon: for a greener NHS

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The climate emergency is a health emergency, and the whole of the NHS is being encouraged to tackle this crisis as part of the ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign.

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