Our 15 regional AHSNs work closely with businesses and individual innovators to help realise the potential of their ideas.

We advise on whether there is an identified need within the NHS for this solution, help assess the commercial viability and economic potential, and support innovators to quantify and gather evidence of the impact that the innovation could have on the health and care system.

The unique role of the AHSNs means we bridge the gap between the NHS and industry, bringing the very best innovative solutions to the NHS and helping to create economic growth by harnessing the NHS investment. Our commission from the Government’s Office for Life Sciences (OLS) enables us to do this in a structured and methodical way, answering the needs of the health and care system and of innovators with ideas that match system challenges.

Read more about our impacts below or visit the impact report main page AHSN Network Impact Report 2020-2021: