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Mike Hannay Aug 2016 WebA former Vice President of AstraZeneca has been appointed to a key national health role - less than a year after joining the NHS.

Professor Mike Hannay is to take up the position of Vice Chair of the national AHSN Network, a collaborative of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).

Mike’s new role will operate alongside his current position as Managing Director of the East Midlands AHSN, a post he took up in July 2016.
             

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SBRI LOGOAHSNs are co-developing novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population.
Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies share in a £2.1 million investment to develop and commercialise novel technologies with the potential to revolutionise GP services. This competition was led by South West AHSN, Eastern AHSN and West of England AHSN.
             

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This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic organisation working at the heart of health and care transformation - deadline 13 April

             

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FYFVNHS England has today (31 March 2017) published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives.

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will play a key role in supporting delivery of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) during 2018/19, which is also when AHSNs will start a new licence period.
             

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Chat health 1mThere is cause for celebration this month as the number of young people able to access ChatHealth – the secure text messaging service run by school nurses – reaches one million, that’s 1 in 7 11-19 year olds.              

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Jack AFAnticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects.              

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InnovationAt the start of November 2016, NHS England set out plans to fast-track the introduction of six new types of medical technology products and apps during 2017/18 through the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT). The ITT removes the need for multiple local price negotiations and guarantees automatic reimbursement.              

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value in healthcareA team from UHL, IBSL (UK) Limited, Santa Lucia Pharma Apps SrL (IBSL) and the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Medicines optimisation and pharmacy’ in this year’s HSJ Value Awards.
             

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Pound sign imageThe East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is offering a funding boost for vital community and voluntary groups that provide important support for patients to help shape local health services. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

             

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SBRI LOGOWith the NHS facing unprecedented financial squeeze, improving the flow of patients, information and resources is crucial for driving up service quality and productivity, and improving patient experience. Acute trusts are experiencing significant challenges as a result of the high volume of patients leading to congestion and crisis points in many hospitals.

On 24th January 2017, SBRI Healthcare announced eight companies will receive funding to develop innovations that aim to improve operational efficiency in acute care through the management of patient flow. The successful technologies focus on activities that will enable more efficient progress through acute care, including diagnostics, therapy and discharge.

             

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