Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) present a unique opportunity to align education, clinical research, informatics, innovation, training and education and healthcare delivery. Their goal is to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice, and developing and implementing integrated health care services. They support knowledge exchange networks to build alliances across internal and external networks and actively share best practice, and provide for rapid evaluation and early adoption of new innovations.
We recently applied to the Academic Health Science Network for the North East & Cumbria for support in expanding the reach of our service within the NHS and to further advance the technology which drives our online therapy programmes. We are very happy to announce that our application was successful and that we are now working closely with the North East & Cumbria AHSN and their wider network to deliver further therapy courses within the NHS.
Core Objectives for Academic Health Science Networks
Focus on the needs of patients and local populations: support and work in partnership with commissioners and public health bodies to identify and address unmet medical needs, whilst promoting health equality and best practice.
Build a culture of partnership and collaboration: promote inclusivity, partnership and collaboration to consider and address local, regional and national priorities.
Speed up adoption of innovation into practice to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience – support the identification and more rapid spread of research and innovation at pace and scale to improve patient care and local population health.
Create wealth through co-development, testing, evaluation and early adoption and spread of new products and services