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Self-managing chronic pain with the Joint Pain Advisor

14 March, 2017

Fay Sibley, Senior Project Manager for the musculoskeletal theme, writes about how the Health Innovation Network's Joint Pain Advisor helps those with osteoarthritis.

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Going digital: What it’s like for less tech savvy communities to use healthcare services

26 January, 2017

Rahel Gerezgiher, Health Innovation Network Communications Project Support Officer, writes about what it’s like for less tech savvy communities to use healthcare services.

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Accelerating Access

23 January, 2017

The NHS has huge potential to be creative and innovative yet the system as a whole is slow to adopt innovation and best practice. Academic Health Science Networks - AHSNs - exist to speed up this process, to improve patient care and reduce system inefficiencies.

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Partnership for change: First impressions in Freetown

11 January, 2017

Laura Spratling, Programme Director for Diabetes and Stroke Prevention, is currently working in Freetown, where she's using her skills as a hospital management volunteer with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP). Read about her experiences in her new blog.

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What do our stakeholders say?

22 November, 2016

Health Innovation Network is a true membership organisation, and what we do is defined by our members. We are governed by a Board made up of members and we exist to help with tricky system issues and spread the best in health and care – together with our members.

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We're serious about innovation - now let's get serious about spread

13 September, 2016

The Academic Health Science Network’s Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare launches today, bringing together great ideas on tackling variation, as Tara Donnelly explains.

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Alcohol-related frequent attenders

1 September, 2016

With alcohol-related hospital admissions having doubled in the past eight years, it is essential to ensure that optimal medical care and treatment pathways for patients with alcohol use disorders are in place in acute hospital settings. People with alcohol use disorders can suffer from many conditions that are either directly or indirectly attributable to alcohol. Those who frequently attend NHS services often have complex health and social care needs and endure mental and physical comorbidities.

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AHSNs working together, making an impact

16 August, 2016

While times are tough it's clear from the latest Impact Report that across the country Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are helping services deliver important healthcare improvements.

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Time to Think About You

16 August, 2016

Dr Nwakuru Nwaogwugwu, Darzi fellow and GP Clinical lead for Southwark nursing homes, and Catherine Gamble, Head of Nursing/ Consultant Nurse at South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, write about their experiences of developing ‘Time to Think About You’ for family carers.

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Stories Behind The Bottle: Alcohol training resource for health educators

1 July, 2016

The Health Innovation Network has produced a compelling training film for frontline NHS staff that aims to reduce the stigma encountered by patients with alcohol problems.

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