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Transforming lives through innovation

Over the last year, the West of England AHSN has trained thousands of clinicians, delivered benefits to hundreds of thousands of patients and secured millions of pounds of investment for local innovators.  Our work has had a direct positive impact on the lives of diverse groups such premature babies, asthma patients, care home residents and…

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Polypharmacy: Understanding the data webinars

The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how best to understand and…

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Join the AHSN Network in the Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022

Come and find out more about health innovation by visiting the AHSN Network’s Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022. The event, which is being held this year at the AAC in Liverpool on 15-16 June 2022, will be the first in-person Confed Conference since 2019 and the first joint Confed and Expo Conference. Creating a…

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New report highlights support needed for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions

A new insights and key learnings report, presenting the lived experiences of people affected by bladder and bowel control issues, has been published. Voices for Change is the result of a partnership project between the West of England AHSN, the Bladder and Bowel Health Integration Team (BABCON HIT) at Bristol Health Partners and Disruptive Thinking.…

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Nigel Harris announces retirement as Director of Innovation and Growth

Nigel Harris, our Director of Innovation and Growth, has announced he will be retiring at the end of June 2022. Nigel joined the West of England AHSN in March 2019 and during the last three years has led the Innovation and Growth team through a period of significant change and development, including the establishment of…

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New awards celebrating innovation in health and care

New national awards to celebrate innovation in health and care have been launched by the AHSN Network, working in collaboration with NHS Confederation. The AHSNs in partnership with NHS Confederation, the representative body for the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to bring together the Innovate Awards, which are focused on celebrating excellence in…

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