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 Collaborate - Practice worth sharing

Collaborate Issue 27 - 12 April 2017

Two-and-a-half years on from the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View, the delivery plan for the next two years has been published. We look into what are the next steps . . .

Collaborate Issue 26 - 30 March 2017

For this edition we've offered our blog space to Deborah Evans, Managing Director of West of England AHSN, to share the story of her mother's battle with dementia and their final moments before she passed away.

Collaborate Issue 25 - 15 March 2017

This week we look at our Respiratory project, sharing some of the learning from the last five years.

Collaborate Issue 24 - 2 March 2017

Find out about our KSS Leadership and Innovation award winners of 2017

Collaborate Issue 23 - 23 February 2017

Nine delegates from cutting edge Danish health organisations visited Kent, Surrey and Sussex recently to foster closer collaboration between the two health economies.

Collaborate Issue 22 - 1 February 2017

Preparations are nearly complete for us to welcome Danish colleagues to England on Monday 6 February

Collaborate issue 21 - 12 January 2017

The link between the UK economy and spending on health and social care has again been in the spotlight in recent days. Last week Prime Minister Theresa May was quoted saying that "a strong NHS requires a strong economy"

Read Collaborate issue 19- 7 December 2​016

The Darzi Fellowship is now in full swing; we are so pleased to support this programme and I encourage you all to consider whether you have projects worthy of the fellowship grant

Collaborate issue 18 - 23 November 2016

I am also delighted to report that we are supporting HEEKSS with the first ever Darzi Fellowship in Kent, Surrey and Sussex for 2017.

Collaborate issue 17 - 9 November 2016

I have been blown away by the positive comments and complimentary feedback KSS AHSN received in the 2016 Stakeholder Survey.

Collaborate issue 16 - 26 October 2016

This week we saw the launch of the much anticipated Accelerated Access Review final report. AHSNs are mentioned throughout, but particularly in section 5 from p.49.

 Latest News

QI and Patient Safety work

We're pleased to announce the merger of our Quality Improvement programme and Patient Safety Collaborative into a new structure, known as the Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative (QPSC).

Q recruitment

KSS QPSC is leading the next phase of recruitment to the Q community - an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise - across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Health and housing building the evidence base

This report suggests that closer working between the NHS and the housing sector can help reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits, speed up the discharge of older patients and maintain the independence of older people.

NHS England sets out action to deliver NHS care fit for the future

Two-and-a-half years on from the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View, the delivery plan for the next two years has been published.

SEHTA healthcare business awards 2016

The awards evening will take place on Monday 3 April at the Holiday Inn, Gatwick. KSS AHSN are proudly sponsoring this year's awards and David Clayton-Smith, (KSS AHSN Chair) will be attending as guest speaker.