As our Academic Health Science Networks across England enter the fourth year of operation, we have worked together to present our second national impact report, which is launched today. It demonstrates the depth and breadth of our work – not just within our own area, but also our collaborations to address issues of national importance.
Highlights from WMAHSN in the report includes coverage of Flo Simple Telehealth, which has now spread from the West Midlands to two other AHSNs, helping to support people to manage their own health and wellbeing, and the RAID whole-system approach to the prevention of mental health crisis, well as the RAIDPlus mental health urgent care test bed. Also of note is the inclusion of the STarT Back tool, which keeps patients well and at work, and the 100,000 Genomes Project, especially how WMAHSN was instrumental in the promotion of the West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre.
The report can be viewed and downloaded here on the AHSN Network website and an introductory video from the AHSN Network chair Dr Liz Mear can be viewed here. You can also access an updated version of the matrix of AHSN priorities.
For a printed version of the report, please come and see us at the NHS Confederation annual conference, or other events that we’ll be attending throughout the year. Alternatively, limited copies are available from Sarah Millard, Head of Communications and Engagement at WMAHSN, on 0121 371 8058.