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Spreading innovation, improving health, promoting economic growth

coverA new report highlights the transformational contribution being made by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks to spreading innovation, improving health and promoting economic growth.

The ‘Impact Report’ is launched today (3 June) at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool.

It includes a series of case studies from across the AHSN network, which provide a snapshot of the organisations’ work in connecting the NHS, academics, researchers and industry to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.

One of the case studies is the Oxford AHSN remote monitoring project which is improving care for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy.

NHS England Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh said: “The challenges that face our healthcare system require the NHS, academia, industry and social care to come together to share ideas, develop approaches and spread them. Each AHSN brings something different to the table but collaboration and innovation in the interests of a positive impact for patients is a constant theme. I see a very promising future for AHSNs.”