We are one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in England. AHSNs: • work with the NHS, higher education, local government and industry organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth. • are catalysts for the spread of innovation at pace and scale - improving health, generating economic growth and helping facilitate change across whole health and social care economies. • connect regional networks of NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry - responding to the diverse needs of our patients and populations through partnership and collaboration. • create the right environment for relevant industries to work with the health and social care system.
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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.
Locum’s Nest is a temporary staffing management platform to help address the NHS workforce challenge. It combines advanced mobile technology with personal service to connect doctors to locum work in healthcare organisations. This streamlines work efficiency and saves time, ensuring patient needs are met faster and by the appropriate professional.
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Research and Innovation: call in Coast to Capital
Call for project’s providing research and innovation support in Coast to Capital. This call is looking to support research and innovation and specifically promoting business investment in research and innovation. • Up to £641,383 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for. • 30 September 2019
SME support: call in the South East
Call for project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprise in the South East This call is looking to: • promote entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators • support the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development • support the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes • Up to £10,000,000 is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for. • 30 September 2019