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.
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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
- Business Plan
- Executive Summary
- Programme Overview
- 2016 AHSN Stakeholder Survey Yorkshire & Humber Report
Richard StubbsChief Executive Officer
Dawn LawsonChief Operating Officer
Beverley SlaterDirector, AHSN Improvement Academy
Sally HawksworthHead of Corporate Services
Stephen SterickerHead of Programmes
Tony JamiesonClinical Lead Medicines Optimisation
Neville YoungHead of Commercial Development
Pippa Hedley-TakharHead of Partnerships
Esme CrabtreePR Officer
Victoria HiltonProject Assistant
Ruth Pitman-JonesTeam Administrator
Christine JohnsTeam Administrator
Sophie BatesCommercial Partnerships & Projects Manager