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The AHSN Network impact report 2018/2019 Download

The work of England’s AHSNs is transforming lives through innovation – delivering better health outcomes, improving patient experience and safety, driving down the costs of care and supporting economic growth.

Success Stories - Improving patient safety Download

We deliver the national Patient Safety Collaborative programme in the North West Coast, in collaboration with the AHSN Network and NHS Improvement. The focus has been on three areas: early identification of deterioration; maternal and neonatal health safety; and a culture of continuous improvement. In addition, we help to introduce and spread innovations which improve patient safety

Success stories - Patient and public involvement Download

We involve patients and public in all our work programmes – testing tech and apps; providing feedback and helping to shape plans and projects; and as volunteer AF Ambassadors.

NHS Innovation Accelerator brochure March 2019 Download

High impact evidence-based healthcare solutions for patient, population and NHS staff benefit

How we support Lancashire companies to do business with the NHS Download

Getting a product to market is difficult at the best of times, and the NHS is no different. Having a great product is only part of the puzzle. You then need to understand the NHS priorities, navigate the various and complex NHS systems and structures and find the key decision-makers to start making a real difference to patient care.

TCAM Example Community Pharmacist Perspective Download

When a patient is discharge from a a local hospital, hospital staff will send a referral via PhamOutcomes to that patient's regular pharmacy. To access any referrals, log onto PharmaOutcomes and click on 'Services' tab

Patient Safety Deterioration Download

The Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) Deteriorating Patient workstream aims to improve the care, outcomes and experience of patients whose condition is deteriorating.

The national Patient Safety Collaborative Download

The national Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) programme is the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS. It provides a national focus to support the system in making sure that patient safety is a priority, working to encourage a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement.

Patient Safety Culture Download

Creating a culture of safety is an essential foundation to delivering safe and reliable care and ensuring that patient safety is at the heart of all care delivered. When things go wrong they can often be tracked back to problems inherent in the system, human relationships or behaviours and attitudes to safety

Patient Safety Mat Neo Safety Download

The Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) Improving maternal and neonatal safety workstream supports the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, which contributes to the wider national Maternity Transformation Programme. This is working to improve the safety, outcomes and experience of women and babies using maternal and neonatal care in England

Coaching for innovation, adoption and spread Download

The Innovation Agency’s Coaching Academy enables health and care professionals to improve culture, quality and safety of health and care through structured learning and development opportunities. Our next programme is sponsored by Connected Health Cities and is suitable for health and care professionals with innovations and/or innovative approaches they want to adopt and spread. Specifically, those that are related to the use of data from, or implementation of, digital technologies that aim to improve health and care.

Business Plan 2018-2020 Download

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) were established by NHS England in 2013 to deliver a stepchange in the way the NHS identifies, develops, adopts and spreads innovation. AHSNs are predicated on partnership working between the NHS, local government, academia, the private sector, voluntary bodies and other external partners. In the first licence period, the Innovation Agency (the AHSN for the North West Coast), has delivered on its promise to enable improvements in clinical outcomes, deliver better patient experience, drive down the cost of care through innovation and stimulate economic growth.

Genotype guided warfarin dosing Download

Personalising medicine has the potential to completely transform the way we deliver health care. In Cheshire and Merseyside, gene testing has been used to prescribe individualised dosages of warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation - a heart flutter which causes an irregular heartbeat and can lead to strokes.

East Lancs self monitoring Download

Patients in East Lancashire are using technology and an app to monitor their atrial fibrillation (AF) at home. Around 200 people are using a handheld device to test their blood’s international normalised ratio (INR) avoiding the need to visit a hospital or GP clinic.

AF Collaborative Download

The Innovation Agency created a North West Coast Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Collaborative to enable GPs to better identify patients with AF and improve management of the condition.

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