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Oxford AHSN introduces healthcare innovators to new government minister

New health minister Lord Kamall met a host of healthcare innovators on a fact-finding visit to Oxford organised by the Oxford AHSN. Lord Kamall and Matt Whitty, Chief Executive of the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and Director for Innovation, Research and Life Sciences at NHS England, met key figures from the NHS, industry and research […]

Six start-up companies join Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme

Six start-up companies will this month join the Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. The programme – now in its third year – offers a unique launchpad for healthcare innovators with an idea they want to bring to market. Eleven companies pitched for a place on the programme to a judging panel made up of industry leaders […]

Commercial innovators invited to form clinical partnerships to find AI solutions to genomic interpretation

The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), in partnership with NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), plans to make £140 million available over four years through the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award. This is to accelerate the testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies which meet the strategic aims set […]

Oxford AHSN helps companies leverage more than £5 million to improve patient outcomes through AI technology

Thousands of patients and NHS staff will benefit from dozens of new innovative projects awarded a share of £36 million to test artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The AI Award is making £140 million available over four years to accelerate the most promising AI technologies for health and social care from initial concepts to real-world tests and […]

New report highlights impact of England’s AHSNs

The collective efforts of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) benefitted almost 500,000 patients and generated £462 million inward investment in 2020/21, a new report reveals. The AHSN Network Impact Report 2020/21 highlights significant successes relating to the adoption and spread of healthcare innovation, transforming patient outcomes, saving the NHS money, generating economic growth […]

Oxford AHSN helps NHS partners secure £300,000 to improve patient pathways

The Oxford AHSN has helped NHS partners across the region secure funding totalling more than £300,000 to develop services in line with national priorities. The funds will speed up the integration of proven clinical innovations into everyday practice, bringing tangible patient benefits. They include: redeveloping asthma pathways, with a particular focus on treatments for severe […]

Extra health checks at vaccination centres help reduce stroke risk

Offering a simple heart rhythm check alongside a COVID-19 jab is helping to reduce people’s risk of having a stroke. Risk factors for stroke are usually picked up at routine GP appointments, but the pandemic has meant far fewer of these face-to-face consultations have taken place. The early focus of the mass vaccination campaign was […]

Review of spread and adoption approaches published by AHSN Network

An in-depth study examining approaches to spreading and adopting innovation in the health sector has been published by the AHSN Network to help AHSNs, and partners, understand and harness the AHSN collective experience and expertise. The review, which identifies the different approaches used across the 15 AHSNs within the Network, highlights the complexity of spread […]

New roles for Oxford AHSN chief officer

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN, is the new Chair of the AHSN Network, which brings together England’s 15 AHSNs. Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive of Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, is the new Vice Chair. They take on the roles on 1 April 2021. Gary said: “I am delighted to be taking on this […]

Register now for a chance to join the Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme

Registration is now open for the first phase of the 2021 Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme, delivered with BioCity. Now in its third year, the 2021 Accelerator is a launchpad for healthcare innovators with an idea they want to bring to market. The Accelerator will follow an established path from establishing a business model through to […]