Tech challenge launched to combat effects of social isolation; Innovators urged to find ways to deliver mental health and social care support digitally; £500,000 worth of Government funding available to start work within weeks. People confined at home because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could soon benefit from new technology to combat the effects of social isolation. Read More
Archives for March 2020
Now that our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) is to support them by helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients and Read More
Last year a pilot project evolved across the Somerset community to improve the way deteriorating patients in the community are responded to. In this blog, South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) deteriorating patient lead, Harriet Matthews, reveals how the project has boosted detection and communication between care homes and GP practices – and Read More
The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced the 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020. At a launch event on 5 March chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England and NHS Improvement, the 2020 cohort of fellows presented their innovations to key stakeholders, including Tony Young, national clinical Read More
Read our February newsletter to hear how a referral service can prevent patients being readmitted to hospital, a local emergency department is transforming sepsis care, and how a health and housing project in Cornwall has been given a multi-million boost.