Collaboration is key
by Professor Gary Ford, Chief Excutive, Oxford AHSN
The Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s programmes are built on effective collaborative working between our partners to improve the health and prosperity of our region. The case studies featured in our latest quarterly progress report
highlight three partnerships led by clinicians that are delivering results beyond what could have been achieved by individual organisations acting alone. They cover dementia assessment and diagnosis, community medicine reviews and stockings to reduce DVT in stroke patients.
Elsewhere in this newsletter you can read about other successes including Oxford being designated a centre of excellence for the Precision Medicine Catapult. This will build on the strong links we have already established with the thriving diagnostics industry in our region.
It’s also good to report that we have submitted our application to the NHS test beds programme with the theme: ‘Keeping people with long-term conditions well and out of hospital using digital, diagnostics and precision medicine innovation.’