• Improving tracheostomy care during Covid

    The NHS England National Patient Safety Team has published a case study about a successful programme to improve tracheostomy care during the Covid-19 pandemic. The AHSN Network worked with the NHS England National Patient Safety on the programme, which was launched in anticipation of an increase in patients requiring a temporary tracheostomy. This was due [...]

  • Innovate Awards 2023 – winners announced

    The second annual Innovate Awards were held yesterday (Thursday 21 September) at a ceremony in London, attended by NHS leaders, innovators, and partners. The Innovate Awards, delivered in partnership between the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation, celebrate innovation in health and care. Technology thought-leader and Countdown arithmetician, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, hosted the ceremony. [...]

  • Future of Healthcare: the adoption of AI

    An article by Dr Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Executive of Health Innovation Network South London, and Digital Transformation and Innovation Lead at the AHSN Network, has been published in a supplement available with The Guardian newspaper. The article is part of a Future of Healthcare campaign and outlines that while the adoption of AI in healthcare [...]

  • Study highlights success of PReCePT programme

    The success of PReCePT, a programme to increase the use of magnesium sulfate to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies, has been highlighted in a new paper published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The paper shares the findings of the Health Foundation funded PReCePT study, nested within the AHSN Network’s national [...]

  • New resources for patients preparing for SMR

    The AHSN Network and its partners have developed a range of evidenced-based resources to support and help prepare people invited for a Structured Medication Review (SMR) with their GP, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. People may benefit from a Structured Medication Review if they are taking several medicines regularly, or are taking medicines for long [...]

  • Early Intervention Eating Disorders: final report

    The First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) programme has achieved several successes, according to the final learning report, which has now been published. These successes include increased access to early intervention for eating disorders, with 2,430 patients receiving FREED treatment, as well as an estimated cost savings to the NHS of [...]

  • Supporting better conversations about medicines

    The AHSN Network’s national Polypharmacy programme is helping healthcare professionals identify patients at potential risk of harm from ‘problematic pharmacy’. The programme is also supporting better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making, according to the findings of an interim evaluation of the programme’s first year. In England, the NHS primary care system dispenses [...]