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West of England AHSN Health Innovation Programme (HIP) – applications open!

Applications for the West of England AHSN’s Health Innovation Programme (HIP) are now open. This intensive, fully funded training programme is suitable for early to mid-stage healthcare / life sciences innovators or entrepreneurs, (from clinical, lived experience or commercial backgrounds), who are seeking support for a health-based product or service. Products / services must have…

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Testing the potential of AI logistics technology to support the home care workforce

A new evaluation programme has started in the South West to test the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) logistics technology, which aims to transform planning for providers of domiciliary social and health care and improve the working lives of their staff – and ultimately, the quality of service provided to patients in their own homes.…

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Launching the South West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative: building on work across the West of England

Join the online launch of our new and extended South West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative (SWLDC) on 3 October 2022, 1-2pm. Book your place here. The expanded collaborative, previously the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative, will share learning and best practice across the South West with presentations including improving the outcomes of someone…

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Mark Juniper appointed as West of England AHSN’s new Medical Director

We’re delighted to announce that Mark Juniper has been appointed as the West of England AHSN’s new Medical Director. Mark will be joining the AHSN on 1 October 2022 on a three-year, part-time secondment from Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is Consultant Physician. With a long track record in supporting the work…

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Innovate Awards 2022 finalists announced

The finalists for The Innovate Awards 2022 have been revealed following a rigorous round of judging over the summer, and we’re pleased to report that four projects from the West of England are on the shortlist. Organised by NHS Confederation and The AHSN Network, the inaugural Innovate Awards saw a grand total of 194 entries…

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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks and the Accelerated Access Collaborative – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations. The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by passionate individuals from any background,…

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