July is ‘innovation and digital’ month as part of the NHS70 anniversary celebrations.
Join in our campaign highlighting great healthcare ideas from around the South West and tell us what innovations you think will define the next 70.
Find out more about how the South West Academic Health Science Network makes a difference to health and care. Discover the many great innovations available in the region now and read Chief Executive Dr Jonathon Gray's blog on why we need to get better at spreading them faster. Our annual review has much more information about what we do and the impact we have in the South West.
The innovations transforming
healthcare in the South West
Find out about the innovations that are improving the quality of health services and having a dramatic impact on people’s lives in the region.
INNOVATION INTO ACTION
"There are so many examples of brilliant thinking within our NHS that we now take for granted – but they all took many years to become mainstream."
Dr Jonathon Gray explores why innovation takes so long to spread through the NHS and what we can do about it.
There's more in our newsletter...
Our latest newsletter is a special issue marking NHS70. Catch up with Devon GP, Dr John McCormick, who shares his thoughts on how digital innovations and technology will impact healthcare, Don Berwick praising our Patient Safety Collaboratives in England, and NHS England's Chief Transformation Officer, Helen Bevan, on 'The Age of Disruption'!
'It has been a great privilege to have been able to support and learn from the highest quality work that the AHSN does on crucial topics such as patient safety in physical and mental health, detailed data analysis to help plan the future care needs for our population, and support for new technologies.'
Nigel Acheson – Regional Medical Director and Higher
Level Responsible Officer (South), NHS England
The SW AHSN continues to make a positive contribution and difference to the region. This culminated in the recent visit by international colleagues from Singapore which gave the Clinical Commissioning Group the opportunity to learn first-hand from one of the most innovative healthcare systems in the world.
Carmen Chadwick-Cox – Workstream Lead Children’s & Maternity and Planned Care, Somerset Health and Care Strategy, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
‘Being a Patient Leader I was delighted to be asked to work with the SW AHSN on their Quality Improvement Launch Pad Programme. I was really encouraged by the feedback that having a patient involved on the faculty has brought an additional focus to make sure the patient is at the centre of everything we do.
Jonathon Broad – Patient Leader, Quality Improvement Patient Involvement (QIPI)