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Oxford AHSN launches second year of start-up accelerator programme

The Oxford AHSN and BioCity today launch the second year of the Oxford AHSN Accelerator Programme aimed at identifying and developing innovative and sustainable solutions to proven NHS needs and the commercial ambitions of investors. The Oxford AHSN invites start-ups and innovators with pioneering technologies and disruptive ideas to improve health outcomes to join its […]

3,000 strokes prevented and 800 lives saved through national drive to detect and treat irregular heart rhythm

New figures reveal that a programme rolled out across the NHS to reduce strokes related to an irregular heart rhythm prevented 3,165 strokes and saved 791 lives last year (2018/19). The NHS initiative focused on improving the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) – the most common type of irregular heart rhythm that can […]

Unique training package will improve safety in low-risk labour

A new national training programme created in the Oxford AHSN region aims to improve safety for low-risk mothers and babies during labour and birth. The interactive e-learning package is the first to integrate real fetal heart sounds, helping midwives provide safer care when they monitor a baby’s heartbeat in the womb. This approach will benefit […]

2019 review part 2: winning by numbers

In this overview of our activities and achievements in the second half of 2019 we focus on some big numbers: 250,000 YouTube views, 12,000 people accessing free online sleep support, 190 GPs and pharmacists trained to cut medication errors, eight start-up companies completing the first Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme … July We found new ways […]

2019 review part 1: awards, toolkits and support for innovators

In this overview of our activities and achievements in the first six months of 2019 we highlight awards won, toolkits produced and new resources supporting clinical innovators. January 2019 began with us getting our whole team together to guide our priorities over the year ahead. Since then we have expanded in key areas, particularly strengthening […]

Innovators make their pitch for investment

Eight start-up companies have done all they can to convince an expert panel that their innovation is worthy of ongoing support. Their pitches on 29 November marked the culmination of the first Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. Programme partners BioCity will now decide which of the business ventures offers the strongest sustainable solution to a proven […]

We’re showcasing key projects at international health economics conference

We’re looking forward to highlighting some key health economic and outcomes research projects at the ISPOR Europe 2019 conference in Denmark this week including industry-NHS collaborations in real world evaluation, market access and novel digital tools for health economies. We’re showcasing an example of our ‘lean assessment process’ methodology for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease […]

Eight SMEs start work on Oxford AHSN Accelerator

An initial cohort of eight start-up companies have begun their journey through the new Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme. They were selected after successfully pitching their ideas to a panel of industry leaders, investors and senior AHSN staff. Their innovations relate to drug discovery, diagnostics, digital health and service delivery. By the end of November the […]

‘How-to’ guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

A ‘how-to’ guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) treatment for acute stroke has been launched by national stroke experts including Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: an Implementation Guide for the UK has been developed by Professor Ford and Professors Martin James […]