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Join our #YHDigitalCitizen Network

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is inviting members of the public to sign up to its new initiative to help drive forward digital health in the region.

The AHSN, supported by mhabitat, has launched a new Digital Citizen Network to help build links between patients and citizens with an interest in digital health and the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Expert Advisory Board

We are now inviting local connected individuals and organisations who have an interest in people driven digital health from across Yorkshire and Humber to join our #YHDigitalCitizen Network.

This development is at very early stages and its first members will help shape its future. As well as sharing useful information with you, we will invite you to the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem events and together we will shape the agenda of digital in the region.YHAHSN-Sheffield2

For more information and to sign up, please click here

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is committed to developing ways to integrate Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) into its frontline work and increase the power of ‘patient pull’ to accelerate the spread and adoption of new technologies and models of care.

This will help develop new approaches to co-designing and partnering to enable the aspirations of the NHS Five Year Forward View to work with ‘the renewable energy represented be patients and communities’ and the opportunity to ‘engage with communities and citizens in new ways, involving them directly in decisions about the future of health and care services.’

In 2016/17, the AHSN team is looking forward to working with regional partners and ensuring the patient voice in recognised as an integral component of healthcare innovation.