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Newsletter Issue 4 - Feb 2014

Mobile health app pioneers share their recipes for success

 

More than 70 people picked up handy hints and had their questions answered at the Oxford AHSN ‘Map that App’ event on 29 January. The programme included:

Thanks to all those who attended. Please give us your feedback – both on the event and what we should do next – by 14 February. We are considering holding a national follow-up event later in the year. Results of the survey and further details will appear in future editions of this newsletter.

Memory clinic joins NHS and research expertise

The University of Reading and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have come together to establish the Berkshire Memory and Cognition Research Centre. It aims to improve the detection and prevention of dementia – and support people affected by the disease. Read more here >>>

ADVANCE NOTICE:
First Network Council Meeting

We are holding our first Network Council meeting on 18 June at the Oxford Science Park from 4.30pm. We hope to see as many partners of the Network as possible. Network activities will be highlighted, the annual report for 2013/14 received and plans for 2014/15 outlined. Please book the date now. Further details to follow in future editions of this newsletter and on our website.

New innovation adoption manager

Sue Ikin has been appointed as Senior Project Manager, Innovation Adoption, at the Oxford AHSN, working with Tracey Marriott, Innovation Adoption Director. Sue has been in the health service for 15 years with experience in both hospital management and commissioning.

Oxford AHSN scientists well-represented
in 'top 100' list

Scientists working in the Oxford AHSN region feature strongly in the list of 100 leading scientists published by the Science Council.

Applications invited for MSc in Evidence Based Medicine

The application process has opened for the first Fellowships in Evidence Based Healthcare. The fellowships, funded through Health Education Thames Valley, are open to all medics, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists and healthcare scientists working in the Oxford AHSN region. Click here for a brochure (including selection criteria). The three-year part-time programme, incorporating an MSc, is delivered by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford. Click here for a detailed timeline. This video tells you more about the programme. The closing date for applications is 16 March 2014 for the course starting in October 2014. Click here for application form

Multi-million boost for science-business partnerships

Four science hubs in Oxfordshire which bring together cutting edge research and commercial enterprise are sharing a £67m investment in innovation. They include the Oxford Bioescalator at the Churchill Hospital which helps small bioscience and medical companies share technology and expertise. Just under half the funding is from the government with the rest from industry, local authorities and the University of Oxford.      Read more here...     ...and here

Patient safety collaborative plans take shape

A bid for a Patient Safety Collaborative is being prepared in the Oxford AHSN area as part of a new national network of patient safety learning and improvement collaboratives aimed at establishing high quality care for all. Our collaborative will address safety issues in every healthcare setting.
It will be inclusive – engaging with partners in all sectors across the Oxford AHSN area including frontline staff and management, as well as patients, carers and patient safety academics. The Collaborative is working with NHS England and NHS Improving Quality – but it will set its own priorities in line with local needs to continually improve care and reduce the risk of harm to patients. It will design, implement and evaluate solutions. Successful initiatives will be shared to maximise the spread of best practice and promote learning. To find out more contact Lauren Morgan

Look out for the next Oxford AHSN newsletter in early March

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