Three programmes have been selected for national adoption and spread across the AHSN Network from April 2020. These are:
Our national programmes in 2018-2019, some of which are being continued by some AHSNs, were:
- Atrial fibrillation (AF)
- Transfers of Care Around Medicine (TCAM)
- Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM)
- Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC).
With funding from the government’s Office for Life Sciences (OLS), all AHSNs are operating Innovation Exchanges. These build on AHSNs’ unique cross-sector connections, which enable us to identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test and spread solutions. Read more here.
Patient safety is a central priority and guiding principle for all AHSNs. It is the lens through which we look and is embedded in all we do across an inter-connected landscape that aims to improve the safety of services for all users of the health and care system.
England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) play an essential role in identifying and spreading safer care initiatives from within the NHS and industry, ensuring these are shared and implemented throughout the system. The national PSC programme is funded and nationally coordinated by NHS Improvement, with the 15 regional PSCs organised and delivered locally by the AHSNs. Read more here.
National Wound Care Strategy Programme
NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned the AHSN Network to develop and deliver a National Wound Care Strategy Programme for England. Find out more here.