Meeting local health needs through
the spread and adoption of innovation

We are part of a network of 15 AHSNs covering England. Our priorities are aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan and the requirements of our national commissioners: NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences. We also work with partners in the NHS, universities and industry, meeting local health needs through the spread and adoption of new ideas and innovations.

We have a growing collection of awards recognising a wide range of successful partnerships. These include prizes from the HSJ relating to sepsis identification, better diagnosis of pre-eclampsia and reducing urinary tract infections in care home residents. The ‘Good Hydration!’ initiative also won an award from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Our Achievements

Reviewed more than 300 innovations and supported the adoption of 50 of them

Prevented 30 strokes per year through atrial fibrillation initiatives in primary care

Met 500 companies and established 30 industry partnerships


Leveraged £123m to improve health in our region and support economic growth.

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