West of England AHSN

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A vibrant and diverse network of partners committed to excellence, the West of England Academic Health Science Network will accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based care to improve health and care quality.  This shared commitment to excellence will deliver economic benefits through regional investment, job creation and effective procurement.

The government’s Innovation, Health and Wealth report issued three potent challenges to the NHS:

  • Improve the implementation of proven good practice and innovation
  • Become better at generating research, enrolling patients and putting research into practice
  • Work more effectively with industry to benefit patients and the economy

The role of the West of England Academic Health Science Network is to bring together our local NHS, universities and industry to address these challenges.

Partners across the West of England have spent recent months working together to explore the potential offered by an AHSN; identify our strengths, challenges and common interests.