• Innovate Awards open for entries

    The Innovate Awards 2023, which celebrate innovation in health and care are back for its second year and open for entries today (Tuesday 28 February 2023), delivered collaboratively between the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation. Following the high standard and volume of entries received in 2022, a new category has been added to celebrate the [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: ChatHealth

    Clinical Lead of ChatHealth, Laura Burrowes, joined the Digital Health Transformation Service at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT)  in April 2022, following a career as a school nurse, where she was the lead practitioner for the confidential text messaging service for the school nursing service in Manchester. Nationally, the award-winning text messaging service has [...]

  • Pathway published: lipid optimisation pathway following an acute cardiovascular event

    The AHSN Network, working in partnership with the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and NICE has published a clinically approved pathway to support secondary care clinicians to optimise lipid management following an acute cardiovascular event. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of premature death and disability due to the consequences of stroke, heart attack (myocardial [...]

  • Patients to benefit from 18 pioneering innovations that also accelerate a greener NHS

    SBRI Healthcare, an Accelerated Access Collaborative initiative in partnership with the AHSN Network, has awarded £6 million to eighteen innovations that will help improve patient care and save money while also making the NHS greener. Climate change is a threat to global health, with more than 13 million deaths around the world each year due to [...]

  • Collaboration with Intermedical announced to improve asthma diagnosis

    A new opportunity will increase access to fast and accurate asthma testing in primary care and reduce health inequality. More than 5.4 million people in the UK are living with asthma. However, access to innovative diagnostic tools to support the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma is not equal across England, with some patients who have [...]

  • How increasing access to innovative diagnostics and treatments is transforming care for asthma patients

    Dr Andy Whittamore, GP, Clinical Lead Asthma + Lung UK and British Lung Foundation and joint FeNO national clinical lead & Dr Hitasha Rupani, Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Asthma Biologics Clinical Champion. Asthma is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK with 5.4million people living [...]

  • Remote technology in health and care – what’s the way forward?

    Charlotte Walton, AHSN Network Strategy Director The NHS is aiming for all Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and their constituent organisations to have all the attributes of digital maturity, including electronic records and other critical systems, by March 2025. The NHS plan for digital health and social care, published in June 2022, sets out a range [...]

  • Why innovation is the bridge that connects traditional healthcare practices to transformative sustainable systems

    Amelia James is the Environmental Sustainability Lead for Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN and Oxford AHSN. Hugely passionate about her role and about what we can all do to combat climate change, Amelia shares her thoughts on how sustainable innovation can contribute to the delivery of a Net Zero NHS. Let’s talk climate change The [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: myHappymind

    Meet Laura Earnshaw, founder of myHappymind, an award-winning, NHS-backed curriculum for primary schools and nurseries that teaches children lifelong habits to have good self-esteem, resilience and ultimately good mental health. Laura tells us about her first light bulb moment, which was when her child started school, her dreams of getting into every primary school across the [...]

  • SBRI Healthcare in partnership with the AHSN Network awards £5 million to innovations that support stroke patients

    SBRI Healthcare, an Accelerated Access Collaborative initiative in partnership with the AHSN Network, has awarded over £5 million to seven innovations that support stroke patients, in collaboration with the Stroke Association. Stroke is the fourth biggest cause of death in England with more than 100,000 strokes a year in the UK. Yet despite significant progress globally in [...]