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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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Experience Based Co-design: Redesigning healthcare services around what matters most

30 June, 2016

Earlier this year the HIN Experience team hosted a masterclass in Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD), delivered by the Point of Care Foundation and co-facilitated by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Catherine Dale. The session featured examples of EBCD in practice from Ioanna Xenophontes at Oxleas.

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Magneto Films – Secrets of Storytelling

30 June, 2016

The Health Innovation Network has a great story to tell about the innovations being implemented and the patients being helped by our work. But how to tell that story?
As social media and the internet have developed, visual story telling has become more important. With the majority of online activity now taking place on phones people are no longer reading lengthy articles; instead they want concise films that tell engaging stories.

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Giving a voice to dementia – David Baddiel’s My Family: Not the Sitcom show

9 June, 2016

Senior Project Manager Aileen Jackson shares her experience of the dementia team’s trip to see David Baddiel in his current show My Family: Not the Sitcom at the Chocolate Menier Factory on 8 June 2016.

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My reaction to being shortlisted as finalists for an HSJ award

25 May, 2016

Louise Brennan, NHS Internship Scheme Manager, shares her excitement at being finalists for the Workforce category award at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards on 24 May 2016.

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