Academic Health Science Networks

Transforming lives through healthcare innovation


How are the AHSNs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting our NHS and social care partners?
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What we do
England's 15 AHSNs were set up by NHS England in 2013 and were relicensed from April 2018 to operate as the key innovation arm of the NHS.
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Innovation Exchange
Our Innovation Exchange offers access to business expertise from AHSN teams across the country
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National programmes
Find out about our national programmes and priorities
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What is the AHSN Network?
Our short animation explains the 'who, what, where and why' of the AHSN Network
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Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare
Some of the very best examples from across the AHSNs of how to spread hight impact innovation across the health and care system.
Supporting innovation
AHSNs are uniquely placed to unlock the power of frontline innovation, saving lives and money. We bridge gaps and strengthen connections between research, life sciences industry and healthcare. AHSNs cross... Read more >
Digital and AI
AHSNs enable the most effective digital solutions to reach more patients more quickly. We work with patients, industry and the health and care sector to make this happen. New technology... Read more >
Latest Atlas case studies
27 January 2021
Improving patient outcomes, Stimulating economic growth
25 January 2021
Driving down the cost of care, Improving patient outcomes
25 January 2021
Driving down the cost of care, Improving patient outcomes