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Meet the innovator

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Andrew Jackson is a West of England AHSN innovator and the CEO of ProReal – an immersive virtual world technology platform. Here, he talks about his drive to help young people learn better resilience strategies, and his involvement in our Future Challenges programme…. Name of innovation:  ProReal Tell us about your innovation – what and…

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NHSX releases digital playbooks – featuring West of England innovator Carey McClellan, getUBetter

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NHSX has released a series of digital playbooks, providing clinical teams and organisations with digital resources to support and improve the delivery of patient pathways. The digital playbooks, which have been created in the areas of cardiology, musculoskeletal (MSK), respiratory and eye care, have been developed to support clinical teams to reimagine and redesign care…

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Meet the innovator(s)

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Brenda McHugh, from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, and Harry Stevens from Rugged Interactive, are West of England AHSN innovators and project partners in our Future Challenges programme. Brenda is a Consultant Psychotherapist, and has recently been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours list for her services to education.…

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The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

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Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care. Individuals and organisations working across health, social care and the life…

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The future of healthcare: turning challenges into opportunities through powerful partnership working

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In the first of our blogs about our pioneering Future Challenges programme, project leads Urszula Kapoulas and Rosie Brown share their passion for the programme’s cross-sector partnership working and its potential to deliver positive change. The Future Challenges programme – what’s it all about? The Future Challenges is a ground-breaking West of England AHSN-designed programme…

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Hip Hip Hooray! New cohort of HIPsters graduate from first virtual Health Innovation Programme (HIP)

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A new cohort of HIPsters has successfully graduated from the West of England AHSN’s Health Innovation Programme (HIP), following its first virtual course in partnership with SETSquared – the global no.1 university business incubator.   The HIP, now in its 6th year, is an intensive, fully funded, development course that helps entrepreneurs to develop business propositions with real potential to transform healthcare, and equip them with the core skills in…

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West of England innovator selected for DigitalHealth.London’s flagship Accelerator programme

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DigitalHealth.London recently announced the 20 small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) selected for their latest flagship Accelerator programme. Those selected for the 2020-2021 programme have digital solutions or services that have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges. From patient self-management tools and femtech to digitizing NHS processes, as well as…

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AHSN Network instrumental in generating £500 million of investment

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New figures reveal that the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), along with its 14 Fellow AHSN’s, have generated nearly £500m in inward investment for our nation in the last two years (2018 – 2020). The AHSNs also created or protected close to 2000 jobs during this time. The figures are conservative estimates,…

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Meet the innovator

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Carey McClellan is a West of England AHSN innovator and Founder/CEO of getUBetter – a digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  Here, he talks about how the West of England AHSN helped him with early ownership of his idea and what our Health Innovation Programme (HIP) taught him about business strategy…

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Business growth for Bath-based RIVIAM Digital Care

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West of England AHSN‘s business support for Bath-based RIVIAM Digital Care has resulted in funding of £48,450, awarded by Innovate UK, to enhance its new Wellbeing platform, for integrated health and social care. RIVIAM Wellbeing is currently used in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) by Virgin Care, BaNES Council, 3SG and many third sector…

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