If AHSNs are failing can we at last have a democratic space for innovation in the NHS?

Today I have been in Bolton to kick-off the NHS North West R&D Conference. 170 delegates - including patients and the public - getting together over two days to talk research. A great event and I hope they feel I got them off to a good start with my talk. It occurred to me afterwards … Continue reading If AHSNs are failing can we at last have a democratic space for innovation in the NHS?

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

New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation

If contemplating NHS change rest assured, and this from one who once visited Mt Etna, that the lava does solidify, some old structures do survive, and it is possible for new ones to be built with solid foundations. Herewith some new and some not so new 'kids' on the block in the world of research. … Continue reading New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation