21 June, 2017
On Thursday 15th June, the Health Innovation Network hosted a Tweetchat on #cathetercare with #WeNurses. We wanted to know about people’s experiences of catheter care in their workplace, examples of good practice and challenges around catheter care. We were also interested in finding out about innovative solutions that people were using to overcome the barriers and stigma associated with catheter care and how we can increase awareness of catheter care with patients, healthcare professionals, carers and the general public.
8 June, 2017
It's one thing to innovate. It's another to spread that innovation across the NHS and that's exactly what a new tariff system could do, says Tara Donnelly
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.