SW AHSN is Earning Leadership Role in Local Healthcare Economy

According to an Independent Survey of Stakeholders by YouGov

Today, 21 November 2016, the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) is making public the findings of a recent stakeholder survey of all 15 AHSNs, commissioned by NHS England and undertaken by independent research agency YouGov. The survey findings tell a story of an organisation in its ascendancy with the majority of respondents noting important increases in engagement and outcome.

Stakeholders of all 15 AHSNs were invited to complete the survey and 15 separate regional reports were created to reflect on the effectiveness, perceived value, aims and deliverables of the AHSN Network. In the South West 150 respondents (a higher than national average of respondents) gave their views on the SW AHSN’s role and activities over 2015/16 and recorded their hugely encouraging perception of the value of the SW AHSN to the local healthcare community.

Rosie Benneyworth, Managing Director of SW AHSN said: “We are a young organisation, only established in 2012. So for the SW AHSN’s stakeholders to state they feel we are a vital part of the local health care economy is an incredible testimonial to the hard work, knowledge, dedication and passion of our team.”

The full survey report runs to 40 pages and also contains useful pointers for future activity however some of the main findings from the survey are that the SW AHSN:

  • is believed to have performed more strongly in 2015/16
  • is seen as local economy leaders with clear and visible leadership
  • staff are knowledgeable, helpful and responsive
  • has a high level of confidence from stakeholders we can deliver our plans
  • plans are well aligned to local priorities
  • received improved recognition for supporting innovation and new ways of working
  • received improved recognition for the identification, adoption and spread of innovations
  • is deemed to have provided excellent clinical commissioning support

Alastair Riddell, Chair of the SW AHSN commented: “Of course there is still much more we can do and we look forward to further strengthening our relationships with our fellow health and care organisations. Working together with academia, commissioners and providers, private enterprise and the voluntary and charity sectors, we can achieve even greater things.”

To review the full YouGov report of SW AHSN Stakeholder Survey findings please click here

To review the national Stakeholder Survey findings of all 15 AHSNs produced by YouGov please click here

You may also be Interested in

Video and remote consultations: Digital exclusion and workforce impacts in South West England

Video and remote consultations: Digital exclusion and workforce impacts in South West England

Read more
Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England and Wales for second year in a row

Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England and Wales for second year in a row

Read more
Brain in Hand study reveals digital self-management support leads to significant improvements in anxiety levels and quality of life for autistic adults

Brain in Hand study reveals digital self-management support leads to significant improvements in anxiety levels and quality of life for autistic adults

Read more
Newsletter

Stay up to date

Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest news and events