The AHSN Network is leading a number of pop up university sessions during NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017, focusing on a diverse range of topics from how we’re improving atrial fibrillation outcomes and supporting healthcare innovators, to realising the benefits of international partnerships.

Make sure you book your sessions soon as they’re filling up quickly!

Monday 11 September

Early intervention in psychosis services: a model for mental health care
10–10.45am – PUU6

Presented by: Sarah Amani – South EIP Programme manager, Oxford Academic Health Science Network ; Belinda Lennox – South EIP Clinical lead, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford ; Ann Tweedale – Mental Health programme manager, NHS.

Learn about the huge value of EIP services, specialist community treatment teams that can demonstrate clinical and cost effectiveness. The work of the South region EIP network, has supported teams across the South of England to meet NICE care standards in waiting and accessibility. Working with a network of clinicians, commissioners, service users and carers to measure the investment, the workforce capacity and the clinical outcomes of each team. Hear how they have improved outcomes for patients over the last two years.

Spreading innovation at pace and scale
12–12.45pm – PUU7

Presented by Prof. Mike Hannay, Managing Director East Midlands AHSN and Dr Seamus O’Neill, Managing Director North East and North Cumbria AHSN

Spreading innovation at pace and scale is difficult: the breadth of AHSNs work and cross-sector collaborations have enabled us to quickly identify, develop and refine effective methodologies, tools and techniques. Hear from AHSN Chief Officers, Prof. Mike Hannay and Dr Seamus O’Neill on the challenges and insights. Participants will receive valuable insight they can apply in their own roles and organisations, focusing around the 6 Cs of adoption and spread: Content; Context; Contact; Co-production (involving patients, clinicians and commissioners); Clarity; and Champions.

Collaborating whilst competing: advice from SMEs on working in partnership within an implementation consortium
1-1.45pm – PUU8

Presented by Jonathan Benger – National Clinical Director – Urgent Care, NHS England ; Tom Dawson – Managing Director, Rescon, Test Bed, Diabetes Digital Coach ; Matt Jameson Evans – Co-founder, Health Unlocked, Test Bed, Care City (within UCLPartners)

Join us for an interactive session and find out how industry partners are working together through Test Beds to offer patients and citizens improved care and improved experience of care. We’ll be sharing learning about collaboration and competition and answering your questions!

When I’m 64 – a call to the brave and practical to ambitiously create a better future for healthy ageing
3-3.45pm – PUU8

Presented by; Steve Feast – Managing Director Organisation, Eastern AHSN ; Martin Vernon – National Clinical Director, NHS England ; Kathy Wallis – Senior Programme Manager, Wessex AHSN

Focusing on supporting a growing ageing population, this practical session will demonstrate how the AHSN Network is leading the way in developing solutions that can enable better patient care for our older population. Participants will learn first-hand from experts, clinicians and patients about the impact of healthy aging interventions.

Realising the benefits of international partnerships – how international solutions can help solve local problems, and how local solutions can meet international need
5-5.45pm –

In this session, audience members will have the opportunity to hear how AHSNs and partners such as Healthcare UK, are bridging the gap between local problems and international solutions, and vice-versa. Come and learn how AHSNs and their members can offer experience in a broad spectrum of ways, and how this is providing benefit to healthcare leaders, organisations, systems and, ultimately, patients.

The evolution of citizen co-creation: From ‘Design Together, Live Better’ to ‘hyvr’ 
5-5.45pm – PUU7

Led by Olivia Butterworth  – Head of Public Participation, NHS England ; Keir Haines – Senior Product Designer, Designability ; Adam Lester-George – LeLan / West of England AHSN ; Neil Lovell – Creative Director, Cyber Media Solutions

‘Design Together, Live Better’, a co-creation programme established by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) will show how citizens, healthcare professionals and innovators collaborated on to the development and adaptation of new healthcare products, as well as a demonstration of the ‘hyvr’ platform, that will explore how future engagement and co-creation activities can be delivered cost-effectively, at scale and with increases accessibility.

Tuesday 12 September 

Going further faster: How AHSNs are improving AF related outcomes
9 – 9am – PUU3

Led by; Tony Jamieson – Clinical Lead Medicines Optimisation and National Lead, AHSN Network Atrial Fibrillation Community Organisation: Yorkshire & Humber AHSN ; Andi Orlowski – Head of Business Intelligence, Imperial College Health Partners

Hear how the AHSN Networks are collaborating to improve the way in which stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation is taking place in health services across the country. Focused on how the AF Community has led advances in four stages of activity 1) Engage the health and care system leadership 2) Detection of AF 3) Protection with anticoagulant 4) Personalisation and adherence to therapy.

From innovation to impact: SBRI and the Innovation Pathway helping SMEs access expertise and opportunity
9 – 9.45am – PUU6

Led by Prof. Mike Hannay – Managing Director, East Midlands AHSN ; Karen Livingstone – SBRI Lead, Eastern AHSN ; Dr Seamus O’Neill – Managing Director, North East and North Cumbria AHSN

See how good ideas become commercial successes improving patient outcomes. Look at SBRI, a specific funding and support scheme run by the AHSNs. Examine the range of support available along the Innovation Pathway. Hear directly from innovators who have benefited.

We look forward to connecting with you at Expo, and if you haven’t already you can book your Expo place here.

And you can also download the new and improved Expo app – step by step details here.

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