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

Eastern Academic Health Science Network


Eastern Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 health networks (AHSNs) set up to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system – in order to achieve the ultimate goals of both improving health and generating economic growth.

We are the only bodies that connect all partners across sectors: NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. We are catalysts that work to create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, improving outcomes for patients. We do so by creating partnerships, enabling collaboration and responding to the needs of patients and populations.

EAHSN at a glance

Here are some of the highlights of our work.

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May 19, 2016

What's coming up this summer

As we strive to make 2016 the most impactful and successful year that the EAHSN has been operating, we are very excited to share some of the updates so you know what's coming up this summer. small-orange-circle.png

September 22 - September 22, 2016

Innovative approaches to end of life care

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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 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,  West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Karunakaran Vithian,  Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Herfordshire NHS Trust
Dr Helen Murphy, Cambridge University
Dr Nick Morrish,  Bedford Hospital
Dr Clare Hambling, Downham Market
Carol Roberts, EAHSN

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 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,  West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Karunakaran Vithian,  Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Herfordshire NHS Trust
Dr Helen Murphy, Cambridge University
Dr Nick Morrish,  Bedford Hospital
Dr Clare Hambling, Downham Market
Carol Roberts, EAHSN

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