Impact review 2021-22: transforming lives through innovation

Featuring stories and contributions from across our Network, our latest impact review is now available to read online.

In the 12 months from March 2021, 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 as premature babies, asthma patients, and care home residents, and we have also educated, supported and nurtured the clinicians and innovators striving to improve the care they receive.

Read our Impact Review 2021-22 here.

Business plan 2021-23

It has never been more important for the NHS to be harnessing the potential for innovation to help transform health services and improve health.

Our new business plan describes an ambitious programme for improvement and innovation over the next two years, in order to deliver significant and lasting benefits to our member organisations and local citizens, as well as continuing to contribute nationally to the work of the AHSN Network.

We have set out a vibrant new local programme in response to the priorities of our three local health and care systems, and through regular engagement with the NHS South West regional team. Naturally, the priorities identified in the NHS Long Term Plan remain directly relevant to this, but we also now look through the lens of the pandemic and the opportunity Introduction for transformational recovery. While our key work programme and areas of focus have been agreed, this plan also builds in scope for the AHSN to remain as agile and responsive to emerging needs and challenges as ever.

Read our Business Plan 2021-23 here (updated May 2022).

Transfers of value disclosure

All AHSNs publish information about joint working agreements with commercial organisations. This could include funding or benefits in kind from non-NHS organisations to support programmes of work that aim to improve the health and care system.

Details are listed here of our joint working arrangements or any other transfers of value to disclose.