New report sets out AHSN’s impact

The 2016 Impact Report – Improving Health and Promoting Economic Growth has been published today by the national Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and outlines the work done by its 15 members over the last 12 months.

The achievements of the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network are included in the report, which demonstrates the impact AHSNs are having on health services across the country. Yorkshire & Humber AHSN projects featured include:

As well as these specific projects, we have also been an active partner in supporting and delivering wider national programmes in response to the Five Year Forward View set out by NHS England. Nationally this has resulted in:

  • £20 million support for businesses through the SBRI Healthcare programme
  • Three million, patients benefiting from innovations via the NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • 15 patient Safety Collaboratives, which are preventing avoidable harm
  • Support for seven test bed sites, which link industry into the NHS and improve outcomes for citizens
  • Support for over 500 new products or services to be co-developed and/or supported into the NHS