AHSN Network welcomes new fast-track route into the NHS for breakthrough medicines and technologies

The AHSN Network has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Government of a new accelerated access scheme for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies. Due to be introduced in April 2018, the Accelerated Access Pathway should significantly speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from innovative new products for conditions such as cancer, dementia […]

SBRI Healthcare announces details of next competition focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The next funding round focuses on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerated diagnosis and management of cancer. Cancer remains one of the public’s most feared illnesses, affecting more […]

3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol

The world’s first clinical trial of 3D printed bionic hands for child amputees, backed by SBRI Healthcare, starts this week in Bristol. It has the potential to rapidly improve waiting times, and reduce the cost of traditional solutions. Currently, the only prosthetic hands available to children on the NHS are hooks and cosmetics. It takes […]

SBRI Healthcare supports novel technologies to revolutionise primary care and GP services

AHSNs are co-developing novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population. Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies share in a £2.1 million […]

New study in Parkinson’s proves value of digital technology

A new study in Parkinson’s proves the value and clinical impact of patients using their own devices to capture and monitor symptoms and treatments. Results from a trial in the NHS of a digital technology for Parkinson’s Disease shows that patients are more likely to adhere to their medication, benefit from higher quality doctors’ consultations […]

SBRI Healthcare looks to improve young lives

£900K awarded to develop innovations that support self-care and independence in children with long term conditions With six percent of children in the UK living with disability, ingenious life changing solutions can ensure they have the best start in life. SBRI Healthcare today announced it is to fund nine companies developing innovations that aim to […]

Technologies that ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services receive financial backing

With Accident and Emergency pressures well reported and as waiting times reach their highest level in more than a decade, SBRI Healthcare today announced £4.3 million investment in new technologies that could reduce pressures in this vital area. Five innovations that have potential to reduce emergency admissions via A&E through wireless monitoring and the use […]

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