WMAHSN stakeholders are invited to take part in a study, mapping new contacts established at or through AHSNs to support regional economic development and wealth creation. The NIHR-funded research project to investigate the dynamics of leadership and knowledge circulation within and around AHSNs is being delivered by King’s College London and Warwick Business School.
A baseline study of knowledge networking activity relevant to AHSNs was undertaken last year. More than 800 people across the NHS, industry, academia and beyond were nominated by their peers as being key to mobilising knowledge about health improvement and wealth creation. This included AHSNs, GPs and CCGs, universities, SMEs, bloggers, NHS trusts, local authorities, large corporations and government departments. Nationally, there were striking differences between the shape and composition of knowledge circulations relating to health improvement and wealth creation.
The research team is now welcoming AHSN partners, members and other stakeholders to take part in their Time 2 survey, focusing on new contacts and connections that have been established at or through AHSNs to support regional economic development and wealth creation. All participants will receive an interim summary of findings and notification when the full report is published. This data will be used to investigate how wealth and health networks intersect, detect knowledge clusters and gaps, capture knowledge flows within and across AHSN regions and identify any early implementation and wealth creation outcomes emerging from these exchanges. The findings will be timely for and valuable to WMAHSN stakeholders, policy makers, healthcare practitioners, industry representatives and researchers in the field of healthcare innovation.
The survey will close on Monday 16 November. To take part, please click on this link.
Full details of the project can be found on the NIHR website. The social network mapping exercise is running alongside qualitative interviews and observations. For more information about the survey or methodology, please contact Dr Daniela D’Andreta or the Principal Investigator, Ewan Ferlie, for general enquiries.