Our May events demonstrated successful clinical collaborations for patients
By Dr Paul Durrands, Chief Operating Officer
A year ago the Oxford Academic Health Science Network held its annual general meeting at a central location. It was a useful way to meet some of our stakeholders but its impact was limited.
We knew we could reach more people so this year we decided to do things differently, teaming up with our partners to co-host a series of seven showcases during May 2016.
One of the aims was to highlight our review of 2015/16 which we called ‘A year in numbers’
– and the events themselves went on to generate some impressive statistics of their own: we reached more than five
times as many people as attended last year’s single event – with 350+
coming through the doors. Describing the impact of the collaborative work on our three million population were:
- 35 different presentations, tailored to the local partner
- 20 partner contributors – from the NHS, academia and industry
The showcases will have a lasting legacy. They generated a wealth of rich content including video and presentations – see links left and below for each event – which should convince you that collaborating with colleagues from across the region will deliver improvements in your practice and for your patients.
“What the AHSN has created is a real asset … and there is an impact well beyond the Oxford AHSN area,”
Stuart Bell, Chief Executive, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust