Each AHSN issues challenges in response to defined NHS needs. They describe the needs of the NHS in a local or national context and are shown on the AHSN page. They set out the market opportunity for an innovator – you can also view all challenges across the AHSN network.
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Supporting the recovery of elective care
Innovation Exchange - Digital technology to support clinically led, patient focused reviews and validation of waiting lists for elective inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services for adults and children (including specialised services). Addressing elective care waiting lists, enabling patients to live healthier lives, is one of the NHS’ top priorities for 2021/22. Following the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, significant progress has been achieved by the NHS to meet elective targets.
Digital technology for people with learning disabilities to support happier, healthier lives
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network are working alongside ADASS East Midlands and West Midlands (Directors of Adult Social Services) to host an Innovation Exchange event for health and social care professionals, to look at different approaches to managing deterioration in supported living people for people with a disability.