Three programmes have been selected for national adoption and spread across the AHSN Network from April 2020. These are:


Our national programmes from 2018-2020, some of which are being continued by some AHSNs, were:


Innovation Exchanges

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

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. 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.