The AHSN Network is the innovation arm of the NHS and the collective voice of the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England.
We work with healthcare organisations and businesses to support the spread of all types of innovation within the NHS, from new technologies to ways of working and service improvements. We do this to improve services for patients, enable NHS efficiencies and support economic growth.
At a local level, we work to:
- Identify innovation and improvements to specific problems, whether that be within a healthcare, academic or business setting, creating an innovation pipeline.
- Empower innovators and those developing improvements to further their ideas and get them in front of the right people.
- Advance the uptake and spread of innovation and improvements by delivering national programmes and initiatives within the NHS and social care.
At a national level, our goal is to bring individual AHSNs together to create a collaborative network with an authoritative voice and greater impact, highlighting successes and sharing best practice so that we can achieve change on a wider scale.