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Newsletter - 1 November 2013

Towards best care everywhere every day

Welcome to the first Oxford Academic Health Science Network newsletter. We hope you find it informative - let us know what you think. These are exciting times for the Network with the launch of our first clinical network under our belt and a host of key events just around the corner. You can find out more about them all here.

Prof GaryGary Ford, Oxford AHSN Chief Executive Ford CBE
Chief Executive
Children play the new Monster Manor app

Diabetes clinical network launched

Young diabetes patients helped launch the Oxford AHSN's first clinical network. They got to try out a new app designed to help children control their diabetes - and have fun at the same time. Read more
Plans are in place to set up more clinical networks including dementia, mental and physical co-morbidity, depression and anxiety.
heart research at Reading University

Upcoming events

7 Nov
Stakeholder event
5.30pm, University of Reading
More details

12 Nov
2023 Challenge Awards - 'A decade to improve healthcare'
Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy
7pm, Oxford
More details

22-23 Nov
Big Change sustainable healthcare
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Introducing the Oxford Academic Health Science Network

The NHS has taken big strides over the past decade. Infection rates and waiting times have come down, survival and recovery rates are on the up and we lead the world in many treatments. But many challenges remain – and they will get tougher over the next ten years. Budgets will have to stretch further as pressure on services increases with more of us living into old age – often with accompanying health problems. We have to find smarter ways of working. We need to get better at identifying health needs, meeting them and making sure every patient has access to the best possible care. That’s where Academic Health Science Networks come in – harnessing skills from health, research and business more effectively to improve health and generate wealth. Read more
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