What is the role of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN?
Academic Health Science Networks were given licence to operate by NHS England in May 2013. The Yorkshire and Humber AHSN is one of 15 innovative health networks set up to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia.
The aim of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is to create significant improvements in the health of the population by reducing service variability and improving patient experience in the health care system. The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN will assist in ensuring new innovative products and services that have the potential to transform lives become part of routine clinical practice. The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN will also assist in providing economic growth for the region, supporting inward investment projects and industry that support the health sector.
“Adopting excellence, creating opportunity for healthcare innovation.”
The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is a member organisation acting as an honest broker to build networks and connect people, organisations and technology. We bring relevant people, organisations and resources together to adopt and spread innovation at pace and scale that benefit citizens, improve NHS cost effectiveness and create economic growth for the region and nationally.
Key Aims & Benefits
Key aims for the Network over the next five years will be:
To improve patient care and
population health outcomes
To create wealth and stimulate engagement
with industry to promote economic growth
We will achieve this by facilitating focused collaborations between member organisations including NHS Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Universities and other stakeholders including companies. We will work closely with healthcare organisations and companies with innovations to offer in order to improve patient outcomes in a number of priority areas aligned to our business plan.
Read about our award winning programmes here
Unique role and dramatic impact of AHSNs
The AHSN Network is proud to present a new video showcasing the unique role and wide-ranging impact of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)
Told in the words of key stakeholders and partners, it sums up in less than four minutes how the AHSN Network is enabling the faster spread and adoption of innovation into the NHS in England.
Links to the national AHSN website can be found at http://www.ahsnnetwork.com/
To visit the NHS England website pages regarding AHSNs click here
- Annual Report
- Business Plan
- Executive Summary
- Programme Overview
- 2016 AHSN Stakeholder Survey Yorkshire & Humber Report
Richard StubbsChief Executive Officer
Beverley SlaterDirector, AHSN Improvement Academy
Sally HawksworthDirector of Corporate Services
Tony JamiesonDirector of Transformation & Improvement
Neville YoungDirector of Enterprise & Innovation
David ShaplandHead of Marketing & Communications
Pippa Hedley-TakharHead of Partnerships
Esme CrabtreeMarketing & Communications Manager
Victoria HiltonProgramme Coordinator
Ruth Pitman-JonesProgramme Coordinator
Christine JohnsDirector's PA & Office Manager
Sophie BatesProgramme Manager
Angela FosterCEO's Executive Assistant
Ruth WilsonProgramme Lead
Gareth DurlingProgramme Manager