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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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.
Pando is a communications platform for healthcare professionals, created by NHS doctors which helps NHS workers exchange patient information, make clinical decisions, manage their workload, and making collaboration easy, fast and secure. Pando saves healthcare professionals more than 40 minutes per shift and improves satisfaction at work, while saving NHS Trusts £6.9m over a 5-year term.
Meet the Innovation Exchange team
We provide a range of services to bridge the gap between industry and the NHS. If you’d like to find out more please visit http://btg.kssahsn.net
Call us on 0300 303 8660 or email KSSAHSN.email@example.com
You can also follow us on Twitter @KSSAHSN and Linked-in
Our new animation which explains how we can help bridge the gap between industry and the NHS. It talks about the importance of havign a clear proposistion, the need to generate evidence, and how the AHSNs can support innovators- with products and services that match NHS priorities - through these stages and on to national adoption.
You can watch the video here
COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area as part of its Open Call for Innovation seeking industry’s help to identify rapid sanitising technology solutions that can be demonstrated in a live trial on an ambulance. Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment to clean public sector vehicles following the transport of patients with the COVID-19 virus. Ideally solutions will have wider applicability than just ambulances, which might include, buses, trains, and other blue light services or even in hospital wards/rooms.
Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme 2019-2020
The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme is now open for SME businesses who have been operating in the West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, and Lewes District for at least one year. The grant is designed to stimulate capital investment to help businesses introduce innovation and improve productivity. A total of £3.5m of funding is available to fund capital grant projects of between £40k and £170k. Businesses can apply for up to 40% grant funding towards the cost of equipment/software and other capital items to make them more competitive. Minimum project size is £100,000, meaning the applicant will need to bring 60% (£60,000) in match funding.