• Meet the Innovator: MyPathway

    Meet Judith Clarkson, Commercial Director of MyPathway (previously ADI Health), which is now part of VitalHub UK. MyPathway is a digital health platform that is used to improve patient interactions during treatment for long term conditions as well as those individuals visiting acute facilities for shorter term elective or outpatient services. Hear what Judith has [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: C2-Ai

    Meet Mark Ratnarajah and Steve Barnett of C2-Ai. The company helps hospitals to significantly improve patient safety, reduce mortality and complication risk and clinical outcomes variation by providing globally unique AI-backed insights. Read what they have to say on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shaped their work, their advice for budding innovators and how [...]

  • Post-pandemic priorities: reducing impact on hospitals

    In 2021-22 the NHS managed 19.6 million hospital admissions, appointments, and attendances across England (NHS Digital 2022). During the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, reducing hospital admissions was a key focus area to increase hospital capacity and reduce the spread of the virus, with a target to free up 30,000 beds announced in March 2020 (NHS Trusts [...]

  • The Digital North accelerator programme is a collaborative enterprise established by the four northern AHSNs: Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, Health Innovation Manchester, Innovation Agency (AHSN for the North West Coast) and AHSN North East and North Cumbria. It aims to support regional digital health technology firms in the adoption and spread of proven innovations within [...]

  • The AHSN Network at the HSJ Awards 20

    We’re proud to announce that two AHSNs have won and received highly commended at last night’s HSJ Awards ceremony (17 November 2022), which celebrates success and excellence in healthcare across the NHS. Three further AHSNs were nominated for the prestigious awards. Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) won the Digitising Patient Care award for its work [...]

  • Delivering a Net Zero NHS

    As leaders from across the globe come together for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), I wanted to share the progress of the network in supporting this crucial agenda, and the help on offer. Our strategy At a national level, we’re currently refining our Net Zero Strategy which sets our key aims and [...]

  • First set of Innovate Award Winners announced

    The inaugural winners have been named in the new awards from the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation, following an award ceremony attended by almost 400 NHS leaders, innovators and partners. Technology thought-leader and Countdown arithmetician Anne-Marie Imafidon, hosted the ceremony, which provided a fantastic celebration of excellence in health and care transformation. With more [...]

  • What is the value of Real-World Evaluation?

    What exactly is Real World Evaluation? What does it cover? How will it benefit my business? These are questions my colleagues and I across the AHSN network are asked regularly by health and care innovators looking to encourage the adoption and spread of their innovation. Generating evidence to support the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness [...]

  • We’re pleased to be exhibiting at the Health Excellence Through Technology (HETT) show on 27 and 28 September 2022, at the ExCeL London. Come and see us at our exhibition stand (number E58) where you can speak to AHSN colleagues and partners; find out more about the AHSNs and how to access support; and meet [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: CPDmatch

    Meet Dr Richard Hixson, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and Designer of CPDmatch. CPDmatch proactively matches the professional development needs of all healthcare professionals with relevant, accessible and affordable educational opportunities. Read what Richard has to say about support from AHSNs, taking the first step [...]

  • The critical components of health and care innovation

    We’ve recently released our AHSN Network impact report, reflecting on our national work from April 2021 to the end of March this year. This report covers the impacts of our core work programmes, including more than 480,000 patients benefiting from our national programmes and initiatives; and our support for innovators resulting in £455m of investment [...]

  • Greater diversity in innovation is more important than ever – and we need your help

    A spotlight on inequality In 2019 when launching our first report on the importance of ensuring greater diversity in health innovation design and implementation, I wrote that: “Our NHS should represent and reflect the communities we serve. This does not just apply to our front-line workforce. The way that we develop and adopt innovation and [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: Patients Know Best

    Meet Mo Al-Ubaydli, CEO of Patients Know Best (PKB). PKB is a social enterprise and technology platform, designed to bring together patient data from health and social care providers and the patient’s own data, into one secure personal health record. Read what Mo has to say about building clinician trust, the role that AHSNs have [...]

  • HSJ Partnership Award for AHSN Network innovation programme that is transforming ADHD diagnosis in the NHS

    Almost 57,000 people (aged 6-18 years) have received an objective assessment for ADHD since the AHSNs began to support a new digital innovation, QbTest. The innovation, which speeds up the time to diagnosis, has improved patient experience and saved the NHS a potential £19.5m since 2017*. It is being used in 59 trusts across 113 [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: Bridgit Care

    Meet Darren Crombie, CEO and Founder of Bridgit Care, who have developed remote devices to monitor the activities of vulnerable people in their home environment. The tech was originally designed with Darren’s grandfather in mind, to assist the family members caring for him. Bridgit Care also provide support to family carers through a specially designed [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: Nick de Pennington, Ufonia

    Meet Nick de Pennington, CEO and Founder of Ufonia, an autonomous telemedicine platform supported by Oxford AHSN and Yorkshire & Humber AHSN. Nick discusses how his innovation supports clinicians to avoid burnout and is assisting the NHS to manage the backlog built up by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as his background as a [...]

  • A report capturing the AHSN experience during the coronavirus pandemic has been published as part of the AHSN’s Health and Care Reset campaign to inform leaders across the NHS as it enters the next phase of the pandemic response. The AHSN Network Health and Care Reset Campaign was launched to collate and spread learnings and insights [...]

  • Meet the Innovator: Innovation² – the multiplier effect of diversity: the business case

    Our NHS should represent and reflect the communities we serve. This does not just apply to our front line workforce. The way that we develop and adopt innovation and technology must also be based around our core mission to serve all our population, and to ensure that the transformation of our health service reduces, and [...]