Simon Stevens puts innovation and patients as innovators front-of-house in NHS

Simon Stevens, the relatively new NHS Chief Executive, put innovation front-of-house in his speech to the NHS Confederation yesterday.  He identified it as one of three elements crucial to 'future-proofing' the NHS for the challenges ahead.  You can read the full speech here.  But I have also included the relevant extract below as it is worth reading. A few points... Continue Reading →

Blog: Local leadership in public involvement in research shows the way

The massive restructuring of UK clinical research according to new, local boundaries is a regular topic on this blog. My recent post about whether research was ready for the new localism prompted quite a response.   I doubted then the willingness of new organisations in this transformation to involve the patient voice. The associated engineering works to... Continue Reading →

List of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), their Chairs, MDs, websites, Twitter feeds, priorities

Goodness knows what made me start to do this.  Perhaps it's the 'public servant' in me.  Hey ho! Here's a list of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), websites (click on the relevant AHSN name), their MDs, Chairs, and Twitter addresses. An interactive map of the AHSNs areas can be found on the Yorkshire and... Continue Reading →

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) map and tender details for new AHSCs

I noticed a colleague had posted these on the Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) Linkedin group discussion site (you will have to sign in/register). So thought it would be good to share them with a wider public audience.  Particularly as I would have thought an announcement following the tender process is due shortly.  An overall map of... Continue Reading →

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