Accelerating Innovation

Accelerating Innovation

Accelerating Innovation

Service Innovation

Helping clinicians realise their ambitions for improving patient care

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Service Innovation

Helping clinicians realise their ambitions for improving patient care

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Service Innovation

Helping clinicians realise their ambitions for improving patient care

Pharma Relations

Building collaborations between NHS and Pharma industry for patient benefit

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Pharma Relations

Building collaborations between NHS and Pharma industry for patient benefit

Medicines Optimisation

Addressing the challenge of improving medicines optimisation

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Medicines Optimisation

Addressing the challenge of improving medicines optimisation

Economic Growth

Improving how the NHS and industry work together to grow our economy

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Economic Growth

Improving how the NHS and industry work together to grow our economy

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network

The Eastern AHSN is here to accelerate innovation and economic growth in life sciences and healthcare, to benefit patients.  We create voluntary networks across the entire regional health economy that look at old problems through a different lens and bring a fresh perspective to new ones.

The Eastern AHSN is a new network that over the last 18 months has developed a number of new pioneering initiatives and is now working closely with partners to move forward its ambition as a fully fledged network.

The Network at a Glance

Here are some of the highlights of our work.

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December 18, 2014

Invitation to ‘Understanding procurement: A guide for MedTech companies'.

MedTech companies are invited to apply for a free place on the Eastern AHSN’s NHS Readiness Series event – ‘A focus on procurement’.    small-orange-circle.png

December 8, 2014

Partner Forum 2014

The first Partner Forum was held on the 28 November 2014. The theme was 'Industry and the service: two sides of the same coin?' to explore the dual role of AHSNs in supporting service innovation and economic growth.  small-blue-arrow.png

December 5, 2014

Recognition for the work of Eastern’s Director of Strategic Prescribing

Carol Roberts, Director of Strategic Prescribing at the Eastern AHSN and has become a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. small-blue-arrow.png

green-circle.png Patient Safety Collaborative

Prioritising patient safety – working together to design a new Patient Safety Collaborative for the region.

Videos taken during an early engagement event on the design of our Patient Safety Collaborative.

Mike Durkin

Helen Bradburn

Jane Carthey

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More people die of cancer than of any other disease, but equally there are large numbers of people living with and beyond cancer. 

Ensuring the NHS provides a safe service is the NHS’s primary aim.  The importance of achieving this has been reemphasised by the recent Francis and Berwick reports.

Chronic respiratory disease is a major cause of ill health and there are 74,000 people in the East of England with a diagnosis of COPD.
 

Diabetes is a significant health issue, with more than 300,000 people in the Eastern region known to have the condition.  It is also well documented that there is considerable variation in the treatment of diabetes and in clinical outcomes.
 

There are over 200,000 people in the east of England with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease and this figure is predicted to increase with the ageing population.  

Stroke is the third biggest killer in England and the main cause of adult disability, with about 6,000 people in the Eastern region suffering from a stroke each year. 

Dementia is a major health and social care issue.  There are over 80,000 people living with dementia across the Eastern region and that number is predicted to double by 2030 as the population ages.

The network is taking a national lead on the medicines optimisation agenda. 

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Overview

More people die of cancer than of any other disease, but equally there are large numbers of people living with and beyond cancer. 

Key Contacts

The key contacts include Clinical Lead, Dr Rory Harvey, Dr Bruce Sizer, Mr Greg Boustead, Mr Jo Nieto and Dr Chris Scrase.
 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on survivorship, transforming community services, researching clinicial trials and improving equity of access to NICE approved cancer drugs. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme.

Overview

Ensuring the NHS provides a safe service is the NHS’s primary aim.  The importance of achieving this has been reemphasised by the recent Francis and Berwick reports.

Key Contacts

Team members include Clincial Lead Professor Soraya Dhillon, Ann-Marie Ingle, Professor John Clarkson, Kathy French and Dr Bernard Brett. 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on a standardised drug chart, human factors and changed safety culture, prevention of wrong route administration and improving ward drug security. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme.

Overview

Chronic respiratory disease is a major cause of ill health and there are 74,000 people in the East of England with a diagnosis of COPD.
 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Thida Win, Dr Jonathan Fuld, Dr Atul Gulati and Dr Peter Young.

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on accuracy of COPD diagnosis through quality assured spirometry and reducing ventilator associated pneumonia. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme. 

 

Overview

Diabetes is a significant health issue, with more than 300,000 people in the Eastern region known to have the condition.  It is also well documented that there is considerable variation in the treatment of diabetes and in clinical outcomes.
 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Professor Mike Sampson, Dr John Clarke, Dr Karunakaran Vithian, Dr Peter Winocour and Dr Helen Murphy. 

Project Deliverables

The Diabetes Clinical Study Group is concentrating on two key areas in diabetes healthcare: diabetes and pregnancy and hypoglycaemia in diabetics. 

Learn more

Click here to find out more about the programme.

Overview

There are over 200,000 people in the east of England with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease and this figure is predicted to increase with the ageing population.  

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Sarah Clarke, Dr Allan Harkness, Professor Diana Gorog and Dr Leisa Freeman. 

Project Deliverables

The Clinical Study Group is working on an integrated project looking at the whole pathway for chest pain / revascularisation.

Learn more

Click here to find out more about the programme.

Overview

Stroke is the third biggest killer in England and the main cause of adult disability, with about 6,000 people in the Eastern region suffering from a stroke each year. 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Ramachandran Sivakumar, Dr Liz Warburton, Ruth Empson and Dr Kneale Metcalf.

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on improving the detection and management of atrial fibrillation in primary care and improving the oral care of patients on acute stroke wards. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme

Overview

Dementia is a major health and social care issue.  There are over 80,000 people living with dementia across the Eastern region and that number is predicted to double by 2030 as the population ages.

Key Contacts

The team includes Lead, Willie Cruickshank, Professor Chris Hawley, Dr Mary Kennedy and Professor Peter Jones. 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on establishing a number of sub-regional Dementia Alliances an reviewing the potential for an integrated service and research dementia register. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme. 

Overview

The network is taking a national lead on the medicines optimisation agenda. 

Key Contacts

The key contact is Carol Roberts, Director of Strategic Prescribing, Eastern AHSN.

Project Deliverables

The current areas of work are supporting the national programme, PrescQIPP, and delivering a Medicines Adherence and Waste Campaign and a Diabetes project.

Learn more

Click here to learn more about programme

Overview

More people die of cancer than of any other disease, but equally there are large numbers of people living with and beyond cancer. 

Key Contacts

The key contacts include Clinical Lead, Dr Rory Harvey, Dr Bruce Sizer, Mr Greg Boustead, Mr Jo Nieto and Dr Chris Scrase.
 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on survivorship, transforming community services, researching clinicial trials and improving equity of access to NICE approved cancer drugs. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme.

Overview

Ensuring the NHS provides a safe service is the NHS’s primary aim.  The importance of achieving this has been reemphasised by the recent Francis and Berwick reports.

Key Contacts

Team members include Clincial Lead Professor Soraya Dhillon, Ann-Marie Ingle, Professor John Clarkson, Kathy French and Dr Bernard Brett. 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on a standardised drug chart, human factors and changed safety culture, prevention of wrong route administration and improving ward drug security. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme.

Overview

Chronic respiratory disease is a major cause of ill health and there are 74,000 people in the East of England with a diagnosis of COPD.
 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Thida Win, Dr Jonathan Fuld, Dr Atul Gulati and Dr Peter Young.

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on accuracy of COPD diagnosis through quality assured spirometry and reducing ventilator associated pneumonia. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme. 

 

Overview

Diabetes is a significant health issue, with more than 300,000 people in the Eastern region known to have the condition.  It is also well documented that there is considerable variation in the treatment of diabetes and in clinical outcomes.
 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Professor Mike Sampson, Dr John Clarke, Dr Karunakaran Vithian, Dr Peter Winocour and Dr Helen Murphy. 

Project Deliverables

The Diabetes Clinical Study Group is concentrating on two key areas in diabetes healthcare: diabetes and pregnancy and hypoglycaemia in diabetics. 

Learn more

Click here to find out more about the programme.

Overview

There are over 200,000 people in the east of England with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease and this figure is predicted to increase with the ageing population.  

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Sarah Clarke, Dr Allan Harkness, Professor Diana Gorog and Dr Leisa Freeman. 

Project Deliverables

The Clinical Study Group is working on an integrated project looking at the whole pathway for chest pain / revascularisation.

Learn more

Click here to find out more about the programme.

Overview

Stroke is the third biggest killer in England and the main cause of adult disability, with about 6,000 people in the Eastern region suffering from a stroke each year. 

Key Contacts

The team includes Clinical Lead Dr Ramachandran Sivakumar, Dr Liz Warburton, Ruth Empson and Dr Kneale Metcalf.

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on improving the detection and management of atrial fibrillation in primary care and improving the oral care of patients on acute stroke wards. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme

Overview

Dementia is a major health and social care issue.  There are over 80,000 people living with dementia across the Eastern region and that number is predicted to double by 2030 as the population ages.

Key Contacts

The team includes Lead, Willie Cruickshank, Professor Chris Hawley, Dr Mary Kennedy and Professor Peter Jones. 

Project Deliverables

The current projects are on establishing a number of sub-regional Dementia Alliances an reviewing the potential for an integrated service and research dementia register. 

Learn more

Click here to learn more about the programme. 

Overview

The network is taking a national lead on the medicines optimisation agenda. 

Key Contacts

The key contact is Carol Roberts, Director of Strategic Prescribing, Eastern AHSN.

Project Deliverables

The current areas of work are supporting the national programme, PrescQIPP, and delivering a Medicines Adherence and Waste Campaign and a Diabetes project.

Learn more

Click here to learn more about programme

Help for SMEs >

We know that many small companies find it hard to access the NHS. At the Eastern AHSN we are keen to help the NHS find the very best innovations to improve care for our population. Find out more about how we can work together.

Our focus is on NHS value and opportunity. When our goals complement each other there are potential opportunities to work together.  

Help for NHS >

The Eastern AHSN are committed to supporting NHS staff to innovate and to adopt and spread best practice. Our work also supports the commercialisation of ideas from within the NHS. Find out more about how you can get involved driving innovation from the NHS through providing the commercialisation know how that is much needed.

 

Pharma Relations >

The Eastern AHSN works with pharma companies to improve care and address the complex and interdependent factors that support a stronger relationship between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry.

SBRI Healthcare >

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative that is run by the AHSNs. The programme provides seed funding to accelerate the development of new technologies for known clinical needs. 

Economic Growth

Help for SMEs

We know that many small companies find it hard to access the NHS. At the Eastern AHSN we are keen to help the NHS find the very best innovations to improve care for our population. Find out more about how we can work together.

Our focus is on NHS value and opportunity. When our goals complement each other there are potential opportunities to work together.  

Help for NHS

The Eastern AHSN are committed to supporting NHS staff to innovate and to adopt and spread best practice. Our work also supports the commercialisation of ideas from within the NHS. Find out more about how you can get involved driving innovation from the NHS through providing the commercialisation know how that is much needed.

 

Pharma Relations

The Eastern AHSN works with pharma companies to improve care and address the complex and interdependent factors that support a stronger relationship between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry.

SBRI Healthcare

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative that is run by the AHSNs. The programme provides seed funding to accelerate the development of new technologies for known clinical needs.