Transformation is high on the agenda for health and care communities. There are significant demands on organisations to work together to better integrate services and streamline pathways for safer, more patient-centred care, while improving efficiency and reducing costs.

The role of the West of England AHSN, and the AHSN Network which makes up the 15 AHSNs in England, is to aid and support our healthcare systems and member organisations through this journey as both a champion and critical friend.

National programmes

We are delivering a number of programmes on behalf of the AHSN Network:

Improving patient safety

An important focus of much of our transformation work is in improving patient safety. The majority of this work is commissioned by NHS England although we also undertake patient safety projects identified by our member organisations as a local priority.

Local priorities

Across the West of England, we have a number of local projects which aim to address priorities highlighted by our members and health care systems. These include:

Former national programmes

To March 2023 the AHSN Network’s national programmes included:

From 2021 to 2023 AHSNs also signposted and drove adoption and spread of proven treatments and diagnostics through the Rapid Uptake Products Programme and Med Tech Funding Mandate.

The AHSN Network’s national programmes from 2018-2020 were:

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Primary Care

At the West of England AHSN we are working on a wide range of initiatives to support primary care.

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Mental Health

At the West of England AHSN we are working on a wide range of initiatives related to mental health diagnoses and treatment.

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