KSS AHSN Newsletter – 04 JUNE 2015

Feed URL: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/health-news-events/2015/06/08/kss-ahsn-newsletter-04-june-2015/feed/?withoutcomments=1

In this weeks’s edition…


Innovation, health and economic growth: reporting on impact

The national AHSN Network of fifteen AHSNs has published its first report.

“Spreading Innovation, Improving Health, Promoting Economic Growth” sets out a series of case studies from across the AHSN network. It provides a snapshot of the organisations’ work to connect the NHS, academics and industry to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.

Highlights include:

  • Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), a £20m initiative led by all the AHSNs. Targeted at SMEs and early-stage businesses, it runs competitions that offer a fast track to funding for product development matched to needs specified by the NHS. Our work with PolyPhotonix is just one example included, all of which combine to offer the potential for £billion value for money improvements for the NHS in England.
  • Establishing and supporting networks and partnerships across sectors in order to develop, identify and adopt innovation.
  • Work to address major health challenges and transform patient care pathways by connecting clinicians, frontline staff, academics and innovators to share practice worth spreading and catalyse improvement.

Positive impact

According to Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England Medical Director, “The challenges that face our healthcare system require the NHS, academia, industry and social care to come together to share ideas, develop approaches and spread them.

“Each AHSN brings something different to the table but collaboration and innovation in the interests of a positive impact for patients is a constant theme.”

Our role in connecting every part of the health and care system to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth is accelerating the spread and adoption of best practice and new technology.

Making a difference

The report shows how this is starting to make a real difference for patients and the public, for innovators, for clinicians and for the healthcare system. We aim to double our paying membership in 2015/16 and create a stronger network to get practice worth sharing to the frontline faster than ever.

New model of patient-centred care prolongs independence and delivers 40% cost savings

If you missed this week’s seminar, featuring the Basque region’s Health Minister and his delivery of their version of our Five Year Forward View (reducing total state-funded expenditure by 3% in 2012, 4% in 2013 and 7% in 2014, whilst improving health, wellbeing and care experience), don’t miss our next one!

Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 to create a new model of patient-centred care, focused on facilitating and maintaining independence for as long as possible.

A report in 2010 documented savings of roughly 40% to the Dutch health care system resulting from its model.

On Wednesday 15 July Jos de Blok, the founder of Buurtzorg, will speak at our evening seminar in Gatwick about the organisation’s approach and how the results have been achieved.

Click here to book your free place

At this point, on behalf of everyone benefiting from our stellar cast of speakers from other sectors and other countries, I would like to publicly thank The Health In Europe Centre for all their efforts in putting together this year’s seminar series.

Kind regards,
Guy Boersma
Managing Director


SEHTA AGM and annual conference: “Success for SMEs”, Leatherhead, 16 June 2015

The SEHTA annual conference aims to help SMEs with all the 4 Ps – Pounds, Policies, Proposition and Procurement. Rob Berry, Head of Innovation at KSS AHSN, will be talking about “Understanding the value proposition for the NHS”.

Click here for more information and to register

Child cognitive and emotional disorders clinical and academic group: launch day, Royal Holloway, 26 June 2015

The Child CAG will cover all aspects of child health and development from a broadly psychological perspective. This includes: anxiety and depression in childhood, learning disability, autism, neonatal issues. It plans to focus on setting up groups to develop research collaborations and is particularly keen to facilitate cross sector links among service providers.

Please contact Dawn Langdon, Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Health and Medicine at Royal Holloway, for more information or to enquire about displaying a poster.

China Healthcare and Life Sciences road shows 2015

The road shows will highlight to UK organisations the extensive work that has been done to identify and scope current opportunities in the healthcare sector.

To register your interest to participate, please click on your chosen location below.

Care Home Collaborative, Gatwick, 30 September 2015

The agenda and papers for the event will be published on our website nearer the time.

For more information, or to register, please contact Ellie Wells.

PEACE Collaborative, Gatwick, 20 October 2015

Proactive Elderly Person’s Advisory CarE collaborative event. The agenda and papers for the event will be published on our website nearer the time.

For more information, or to register, please contact Ellie Wells.

This entry was posted in ahsn. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.