Impact review 2020-21: 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 2020, the local health and care community has had to rethink how we deliver services and use new technologies to get the right care to those who need it most. Our impact review is full of many examples of how the West of England AHSN has helped make this happen in collaboration with our member organisations and partners.

From working with healthcare innovators to leverage over £9.7 million in grants and private investment, to driving rollout of digital technologies and remote monitoring approaches, through to championing patient safety and quality improvement, we’re proud to be supporting the spread and adoption of innovation and transformation of services in a truly inclusive and collaborative way.

Read our Impact Review 2020-21 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.