Our stakeholders say...
"AHSNs have an important role in driving innovation by supporting cross sector collaboration."
CEO, NHS England
"The AHSN is very good at flagging up innovation and best practice – it’s like having a personal shopper, they come and offer you a number of things that you might like to try."
Dr Claire Fuller
Acting Clinical Chief Officer of NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group, and Executive Lead for Surrey Heartlands STP Clinical Academy.
"They helped us define a strategy to approach the NHS and stopped us from going down dead-ends."
Entrepreneur and CEO
Digital health company
"The AHSN helps to add connectivity and support to the innovation and subsequent progression required towards sustainability in the NHS."
Programme manager, Crawley CCG, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG
Our priorities align directly with the NHS Five Year Forward View and the key challenges identified for Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) through the national agenda.
• We are helping to deploy technology through our Engaging with Industry programme. We offer a range of services for better engagement between the health system (NHS and social care) and industry. We support the NHS by finding and validating products and services which address its most pressing challenges. At the same time we support industry to gain a better understanding of NHS priorities and the healthcare system, and to develop more effective market access strategies.
• We deliver quality and safety improvement through our Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative which tackles major causes of avoidable harm to patients, working alongside clinical networks to deliver better health, better care and better value.
• We moderate demand through our Living Well For Longer programme. These projects help speed up wider adoption of more sustainable services for older people, to reduce emergency admissions and help older people stay independent for longer.