Eastern Academic Health Science Network

Eastern Academic Health Science Network

The Eastern Academic Science Network (EAHSN) is here to spread innovation at pace and scale - improving health and generating economic growth.

Address: Unit C, Magog Court , Shelford Bottom, Cambridge
Postcode: CB22 3AD
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.eahsn.org
Membership type:Founder Member

As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, we are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.

This means we are uniquely placed to identify and spread health innovation at pace and scale; driving the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations.


Funding for innovations with the ability to transform cancer screening and diagnosis

A search for innovations with the ability to transform cancer screening, and facilitate earlier and faster diagnosis is underway. SBRI Healthcare - an NHS England investment fund led by the AHSN Network – invites entrepreneurs to apply for up to £1.1 million investment to develop innovations.

18 August 2017Read in full

AHSNs to be relicensed as NHS ‘centrepiece for innovation’

NHS England has confirmed its intention to relicense England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks.

26 July 2017Read in full

Broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond at the event

Avoiding ‘slipperdom’: how can we better support communities to live and age well?

Over 200 people gathered at the Wellcome Genome Conference Centre in Cambridge to challenge the negative perceptions of growing older. The event, chaired by Councillor Colin Noble, Leader of Suffolk County Council explored how public services can better support residents to live well and age well.

21 July 2017Read in full

NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations

A search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives closes on 26 July. It seeks applications focused on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care.

11 July 2017Read in full

conference focuses on postive ageing

Conference looks at how to support communities to live well and age well

With a significant ageing demographic, the East of England is well positioned to be at the leading edge of accelerating the testing and scale-up of self-care technology and health services in a way which can help make ageing work better for everyone.

14 June 2017Read in full

Opportunities to join Q – a national community of improvers – now open for applications

Opportunities to join Q for people working or volunteering in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, are now open. Q connects people with health and care improvement expertise across the UK to share ideas, enhance skills, and collaborate to make health and care better.

19 May 2017Read in full

SBRI Healthcare supports technologies that aim to revolutionise primary care and GP services

The NHS is backing the co-development of novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population.

10 April 2017Read in full

Pressures in acute sector are target for SBRI Healthcare funding

SBRI Healthcare has announced £700K investment in innovations that target hospital efficiency.

24 January 2017Read in full

Future road ahead

Exciting research future on the horizon as Eastern leaders forge new partnership

As the region readied itself for the festive season, a very special meeting was taking place in the hallowed halls of the University of Cambridge. Seated around the table on the crisp winter’s morning were esteemed representatives from leading academic, health and research bodies across East Anglia. The heading on the agenda read “How can we better support a research ambitious Eastern region?”

17 January 2017Read in full

SBRI Healthcare looks to improve young lives

With six percent of children in the UK living with disability, ingenious life-changing solutions can ensure they have the best start in life. SBRI Healthcare has announced it is to fund nine companies developing innovations that aim to provide children living with disability and long term conditions with the potential to live life to the full.

12 January 2017Read in full

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