What we do

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) works on a range of projects to support the development, spread and adoption of innovation in health and care across the South West of England.

We have unique cross-sector connections which enable us to identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test and spread solutions.

We help NHS organisations build partnerships with clinicians and researchers, businesses, charities and social enterprises to test, develop and adopt innovation in their organisations.

We are commissioned by NHS England to spread a number of national programmes across England at pace and scale. The Office for Life Sciences funds our Innovation Exchange and NHS Improvement commission the National Patient Safety Collaborative Programme.