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Results of study on prehospital births driving improvements to urgent neonatal care

The findings of a South West Academic Health Science Network funded study exploring outcomes for babies born outside of hospital […]

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Improving maternity care – lessons from scaling up the PReCePT programme

Enhanced quality improvement (QI) programmes may be necessary to support the adoption of best practice in maternity units with less…

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Innovate Awards 2023 finalists announced

The finalists for the Innovate Awards 2023 have been announced following a rigorous round of judging over the last few…

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Annual Review 2022-23: A milestone in transforming health and care through innovation

We are delighted to share our Annual Review 2022-23, highlighting impact from our work over the past year to transform…

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Improving patient safety culture – a practical guide

The AHSN Network is thrilled to see ‘Improving Patient Safety Culture – a practical guide’ released by NHS England this…

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The AHSN Network releases an update to its patient safety plan

The AHSN Network has released a progress report on its patient safety plan, which reflects progress made across focus areas…

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Healthcare data experts to unite in the South West

A new event in July is set to bring together expertise from across the South West to discuss the challenges…

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Celebrating a year of transforming high blood pressure management

The AHSN Network is celebrating a year of collective impact, which is potentially benefiting thousands of patients nationwide, through delivery…

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NHS and Government back AHSNs to continue to lead innovation, under new name

The Government and NHS England have today confirmed their intention to relicense England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) under…

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South West AHSN and innovative Devon GP practice spread new ways to tackle blood pressure

The South West Academic Health Science Network is working with a GP practice in Devon to spread new ways of…

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Applications now open for Accelerating FemTech early-stage innovations programme 

There are enormous opportunities to bring new innovation to women’s health – from female-specific areas such as maternal health, fertility,…

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Cancer companion app wins Medilink South West Innovation Award

An innovative cancer companion app supported by the South West Academic Health Science Network has been recognised for its impact…

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Thousands benefit from innovative diagnostics and life-changing treatments in asthma care

Thousands of people across England are benefitting from improved access to diagnostics and treatments for asthma. To mark World Asthma…

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