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 General Practice
General practice is under significant pressure due to a growing workload caused by a number of factors including high and rising patient demand, pandemic response, and a shortage of GPs and other clinical staff. In addition to their list of daily patient consultations, GPs have many time-consuming tasks that must be completed each day.
Learning Disability: A Call To Action
We have launched a ‘call to action’ to third sector, industry and academia partners to seek new and improved ways of tackling the challenges of supporting citizens in Kent, Surrey and Sussex who have a learning disability. The aim of the call is to determine how we could better support our region through delivering new approaches, or to find additional solutions for existing approaches.
Frailty: A Call To Action
We’ve launched a ‘call to action’ to contribute to changing how we care for people with frailty, and to delay or prevent its onset. The aim of the call is to determine how we could better support our region through delivering new approaches, or to find additional solutions for existing approaches. People are now living far longer, but extra years of life are not always spent in good health. They are more likely to live with multiple long-term conditions, or live into old age with frailty or dementia, so that on average older men now spend 2.4 years and women spend 3 years with ‘substantial’ care needs. We are looking for innovations to contribute to changing how we care for those with frailty, as well as looking upstream to how we can prevent or delay people becoming frail.