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AHSN Network instrumental in generating £500 million of investment

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The health and social care sector is at the forefront of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare and technology businesses across the UK have been pivotal in supporting national efforts to tackle the virus and support NHS staff and patients. Investment and support for this growing sector has never been so crucial. Figures…

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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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New adoption and spread guide launched

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It is estimated that across the UK, a third of healthcare improvement projects never spread beyond their particular unit, a further third are embedded across their organisation but never spread further than that, and only the final third are spread across their own and other similar organisations. Through the West of England Academy supported by…

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Over 100 ‘HIPsters’ benefit from specialist support to develop health innovations

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Since 2015, West of England AHSN has worked alongside SETsquared, to support over 100 innovators in the health and wellbeing sector. The Health Innovation Programme (HIP) – an intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course – helps delegates develop business propositions with real potential to transform healthcare and equip them with core skills in entrepreneurship to…

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Meet the innovator!

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Tommy Parker is a West of England AHSN innovator and CEO of KiActiv® – a clinically proven digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term health conditions. Here he reflects how support from the West of England AHSN helped him to navigate the health innovation eco-system, accelerate the spread of his technology and steer…

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West of England AHSN submits ideas to the Q Exchange!

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Q members from the West of England AHSN have submitted a number of project ideas to the Health Foundation’s Q Exchange, giving them the chance to develop these with the help of other Q members and to submit bids for up to £30,000 of funding. If you’re a Q member, please show them your support…

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Innovation Exchange

AHSNs support initiative to create local NHS ‘innovation hubs’

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As part of the AHSN Network, the West of England AHSN is supporting a new national funding initiative led by the Health Foundation, to support healthcare provider organisations to adopt innovation faster. Launched with support from England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the Adopting Innovation programme is now open for expressions of interest and…

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COVID-19: adaptability and rapid response

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In the fourth of our series looking at our learning from Covid-19, Alex Leach, Deputy Director of Innovation and Growth, reflects on the huge opportunities and risks that Covid has presented to innovators. I have always liked this quote from Charles Darwin, who famously wrote in the Origin of Species, published in 1859, “It is…

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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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