KSS AHSN Newsletter – 6 January 2015

Feed URL: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/health-news-events/2015/01/07/kss-ahsn-newsletter-6-january-2015/feed/?withoutcomments=1

In this weeks’s edition…

View, guidance, action

Important guidance setting out steps to be taken during 2015/16 to start delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View has recently been published. Its authors include NHS England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and Health Education England.

The Forward View into action: planning for 2015/16, aims to establish a firm foundation for longer term transformation of the NHS. It includes a new support package for GPs, plans to improve illness prevention, and new access and treatment standards for mental health services.

Among the highlights it details how £480 million of £1.98 billion additional investment will be used to support transformation in primary care, mental health and local health economies. It also describes how the NHS will accelerate innovation to become a world-leader in genomic and genetic testing, medicine optimisation and testing and evaluating new ideas and techniques.

Step change

There are a number of significant areas in which our services support delivery of the 2015/16 steps.

NHS England will invite UK and international innovators to bid to develop test bed sites to sit alongside and enable new models of care. These innovators will work in collaboration to bring new care, services and treatments to more patients faster.

For example, AHSNs (and, in some parts of the country, Academic Health Science Centres) will partner with statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations. They will focus on deploying and evaluating the impact of different technologies and innovations working in combination. More details are expected in March 2015.

Expo and Awards 2015

The region’s first ever combined healthcare innovation Expo and Awards is next week – January 13 at Lancaster London Hotel. There’s literally a handful of tickets left, so if you haven’t got one yet you’ll need to be quick if you want to hear from a number of illustrious speakers including:

  • Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director, NHS England
  • Dr Mike Durkin, Director of Patient Safety, NHS England
  • Professor Ben Bridgewater, Director of Outcomes Publication, HQIP
  • Neil Churchill, Improving Patient Experience Director, NHS England.

Further information and ticketing information is available here. I look forward to seeing you there!

The secrets of successful innovation

Our 2015 series of free innovation seminars begins on 21 January at the Sofitel Hotel, Gatwick. Myron Rogers, a global thought leader on whole systems, will be speaking about “Innovation – how to implement successfully”. Tickets are almost all gone, so if you want to start the new year with some fresh thinking and expertise, book a place now by clicking here.


I’d like to offer our congratulations to Andrew Morris, Chief Executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust who was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list for services to the NHS and to our non-executive director Dr Anna Van Der Gaag who received a CBE. Anna is Chair of the Health and Care Professions Council and the award recognises her services to health and care.

With best wishes for 2015
Guy Boersma
Managing Director, KSS AHSN

Save the date: Smart Care In Paediatrics Workshop- Gatwick, 13 February

[South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA)]

This free event is for paediatricians, researchers, academics and health technology businesses with products/services applicable to paediatrics

For more information and to register, please click here.

NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time – Maidstone, 21 January

[National Institute for Health and Care Excellence]

Every two months the NICE Board holds its meeting in a different venue to ensure people interested in its work can hear about the latest developments and question the Board about policy. Attendees will have an opportunity to put their questions to David Haslam, Chair at NICE in a question time session before the main Board meeting.

For more information and details, please click here.

New training for in-house improvement capability

[NHS Improving Quality]

NHS Improving Quality’s Advancing Change team has developed a new ‘train-the-trainer’ programme based on their Quality Service Improvement and Redesign Programme. The aim of the programme is to help NHS organisations build in-house improvement capability and skills.

Closing date for applications is 16 January. For more information, please click here.

This entry was posted in ahsn. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.