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Update regarding the South West Patient Safety Collaborative

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt gave a speech setting out the direction of reform for the…

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Innovate UK is to invest up to £10m in two-phase SBRI competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10m in a two-phase competition to promote the development of new diagnostic products and…

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SW AHSN Plan on a page

Read the latest SW AHSN Plan on a page

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Walking in each others’ shoes: Industry leader shadows NHS chief executive for a day

The chief executive of global pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo shadowed the chief executive of Plymouth NHS Trust, Ann James, for…

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Making an impact: Sir Bruce Keogh helps launch first national AHSN report showcasing impact

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN) is one of 15 networks established across England in 2013. Together the…

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Spreading innovation, improving health, promoting economic growth

A new report highlights the transformational contribution being made by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks to driving innovation,…

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Become a test bed

Trusts and clinical commissioning groups across the region have the opportunity to take part in a new NHS England-funded programme…

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Testbed opportunities for SWAHSN members and businesses

Innovators from inside and outside the NHS are invited to pitch their ideas for devices and services, which will improve…

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Family become first in South West to help unlock secrets of the human genome

A six-year-old boy and his parents have become the first family in the South West to take part in ground-breaking DNA…

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Key thinkers set South West priorities for medicines optimisation

More than 70 people from across the region came together to build a medicines optimisation strategy for the South West.…

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SWAHSN chair retires

Our chair Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen MBE will step down in May 2015 after successfully supporting the organisation through its first two…

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Opportunity to help us get funding off ground

We are really looking forward to bringing together key thinkers and leaders on health and social care in order to…

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We hear direct from patients

We are delighted to be part of an exciting programme in Devon which aims to put patients at the heart…

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