WMAHSN supported innovations help celebrate NHS's 70th birthday

Posted on 4 July 2018 (Permalink)

WMAHSN supported innovations have featured in a campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The #NHS70Innovations campaign has shone a spotlight on the diverse range of innovations both existing and coming into the NHS, with a new innovation revealed every day. The campaign was delivered by AHSN Network is teaming up with NHS Digital.

The innovations featured on the calendar include new technologies and devices, as well as innovative new ways of working and service improvements. Behind every door is an innovation that showcases some of the latest healthcare innovations that are making a positive difference to patients, carers, staff and NHS organisations.

WMAHSN supported innovations include SPACE, a large-scale care home improvement programme (number 32); more on how Genomics Ambassadors support the 100,000 Genomes Project in the West Midlands (number 18); Florence interactive texting service (number 55); and STarT Back - care for lower back pain (number 68).

Explore the countdown calendar at www.nhs70innovations.org.uk and follow the #NHS70Innovations hashtag on social media.

Mike Hannay, chair of the AHSN Network, said: “Many of the new healthcare innovations we’ve helped to develop are already being used to benefit both patients and NHS staff. England’s 15 AHSNs collaborate with industry, researchers, academia and NHS organisations to find the very best new solutions that meet real needs, and our role is then to help spread these across the health service.

"From its earliest days, the NHS has been at the forefront of medical advances to support diagnosis, treatment and care, and the AHSN Network is proud to support this work into the next 70 years."

Find out more about the AHSN Network at www.ahsnnetwork.com and NHS Digital at digital.nhs.uk.