The AHSN Network has launched its new magazine, The Innovators.
Exploring different perspectives from across the NHS, government, industry, academia, patients and the AHSNs themselves, The Innovators draws together insights and learning on how healthcare innovation is transforming lives.
In his foreword to the magazine, Ian Dodge, NHS National Director for Strategy and Innovation, says: “Since 2013, England’s 15 AHSNs have been tasked with spreading healthcare innovation across the NHS at pace and scale. This has stepped up a gear in the last year as the AHSN Network embraces a challenge unheard of anywhere else in the world — to drive a whole portfolio of national adoption and spread programmes in collaboration with every regional health and care system in the country.
“The complexity of this challenge should not be underestimated, which is why I am delighted to introduce this latest AHSN Network publication, detailing some of the impacts already beginning to emerge.
“Within the last year alone, the AHSNs supported over 2,500 companies with over 3,000 healthcare innovations. Not only does this benefit patients and our health system, but it also supports the economic growth of the country, particularly through the creation of nearly 700 jobs and an impressive £152 million investment leveraged into AHSN geographies.”
- Interview with Dr Sam Roberts, NHS Director of Innovation and Life Sciences and Chief Executive of the expanded Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC)
- Learning from experience: feature on the AHSNs’ national programmes – how do we accelerate the spread of proven innovation?
- Supporting economic growth: why health and wealth go hand in hand
- Patient Safety Collaboratives: strengthening local connections for national impact
- Magic bullet or golden thread? Kate Hall (Director of Capability Development at UCLPartners and Director of Implementation and Adoption at West Midlands AHSN) shares the good news and the not-so-good news about adoption and spread of innovation.
- ‘Meet the Innovator’ profiles: seven healthcare solutions and the people who got these into the NHS.