The creation of Academic Health Science Networks were announced in December 2011 in the government’s Innovation, Health and Wealth report, as a way to ‘align education, clinical research, informatics, innovation, training and education, and healthcare delivery’ at a local level.
AHSNs have four core objectives:
There are 15 AHSNs across England. The Health Innovation Network was designated as the AHSN for South London in May 2013.
Read more from NHS England.