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At Eastern AHSN we help innovators navigate complex systems, generate value propositions and convene key stakeholders to realise the value of innovations quicker.
We work in partnership with public and private organisations across the innovation landscape to deliver our common goal of improving patient care.
Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) turn great ideas into positive impact by bringing together all partners in the health sector to develop and deliver innovative care. We were established by the NHS and the Office for Life Sciences to work with academia, citizens, health services and industry to realise the value of innovations quicker. Our focus is in the East of England, but we are part of a national network that enables us to deliver at scale.
We spend roughly half of our time on the adoption and spread of the national programmes delivered by the AHSN Network.
We spend the other half on areas of health consistent with the priorities set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and in the Eastern region and the areas where our region is best placed to make major advances. Following consultation across our region, we have defined four priority areas of greatest health need.
Little Journey is an interactive virtual reality app which reduces anxiety in children by allowing them to simulate a clinical setting before hospital visits for surgery or radiotherapy.Read our impact story
We supported a pilot exploring the use of a videoconferencing telemedicine app to connect paramedics easily and rapidly with a stroke consultant to support the pre-hospital diagnosis of suspected stroke patients.Read this success story
Learn how we have been reducing avoidable strokes through better screening, diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation.Read our impact story
The Just One Norfolk website provides a 24/7 knowledge hub, helpline and community forum to support parents through pregnancy and beyond.Read our impact story
Medic Bleep is an app that allows hospital and community staff to communicate in real time, sharing vital information and updates about patients accurately and safely.Read our impact story