Psychological therapies deliver better outcomes for people with long-term conditions and mental illness

Treating mental and physical health problems together delivers better patient outcomes and savings for the NHS, according to new analysis. NHS England plans that by 2020/21 each year over 1.5 million people with common mental health problems will access psychological therapies. These people often also have physical long-term conditions such as diabetes, lung disease and […]

Snapshot – Winter 2018

Our external bulletin, Snapshot, contains the latest news, views and events from Imperial College Health Partners and is delivered for free, every month, to registered subscribers. This month our ICHP Snapshot includes: Recognition as a national leader in integrated care support and awarded a place on the Health Systems Support Framework Nomination of our Suspicion of Sepsis Dashboard at the […]

Role of AHSNs recognised in government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2 to build stronger innovation ecosystem

The AHSN Network welcomes the government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2, announced this week by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Businesses Secretary Greg Clark. This second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. Strong progress has already been made since publication […]

Let’s talk about mental health

Kay Haughton, our Director of Service Transformation, explores different perspectives on mental health and the enormous impact talking can have on people’s lives. In 2008, twenty-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. Neil Laybourn, a complete stranger to Jonny at that time, saw his distress and stopped to talk with him – […]

Innovation, five years on….

Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth reflects on our annual conference and how much the West of England AHSN has achieved in the last five years. A couple of weeks ago we had our big annual gathering – this year themed as a Healthcare Innovation Expo. It’s always a time that serves as […]

Partnership Press – November 2018

The November edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month’s edition celebrates the positive impact our improvement work is having on patients and staff. We hear about how a staff engagement app is giving junior doctors a voice in NELFT, take a look at some of the changes care home staff […]

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