The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has published their 2019/2020 report highlighting their achievements, including details of key projects, key national programmes and economic growth.
- Reviewed more than 300 innovations and supported the adoption of 50 of them.
- Prevented 30 strokes per year through atrial fibrillation initiatives in primary care.
- Met 500 companies and established 30 industry partnerships.
- Leveraged £123m to improve health in our region and support economic growth.
Key local projects
- Mental health: Relapse prevention following psychological therapy – includes launch of Paddle smartphone app providing ongoing support for patients.
- Heart failure: Improving treatment in primary care – working with Novartis to deliver better patient outcomes and reduce hospital admissions.
- Sleep improvement: Enhancing mental health and self-care at scale – real-world evaluation of the experiences of thousands of people who used the Sleepio online digital support programme.
- Maternity: Developing an e-learning package for fetal heart rate monitoring – helping midwifery colleagues deliver an award-winning tool developed in Reading/Oxford.
Key national programmes
- Reducing stroke risk: Working with all clinical commissioning groups and primary care, sharing learning and spreading best practice to reduce strokes related to atrial fibrillation, diagnosing 3,000 more patient.
- Better outcomes following emergency surgery: Working with the five acute NHS trusts in the Oxford AHSN region which perform emergency laparotomy surgery, reducing mortality and length of stay for more than 800 patients.
- Preventing cerebral palsy: Promoting the adoption and spread of magnesium sulphate in pre-term labour through the ‘PReCePT’ initiative, sustaining uptake at over 85% and improving life-chances of more than 100 babies.
- Reducing medication errors: Working with all CCGs, pharmacists and GPs to train almost 200 practices in our region through the PINCER programme.