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Issue 35 | October 2016

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The Structural Genomics Consortium were worthy winners of the Oxford AHSN Best Public-Private Collaboration Award 2016.

In this edition

  • Employers join forces for workplace health & wellbeing

  • New website launched for industry

  • How our clinical networks make a difference

  • Download our latest quarterly report

  • Read our independent survey results

  • Tim Peake highlights healthcare innovation

  • £126.5m for Oxford medical research

  • New SBRI competition focuses on primary care

  • Latest news from Brookes Health & Life Sciences

  • Respiratory network launch

  • Patient Safety Collaborative sepsis event

  • Coming soon: pick of the latest events

Get Physical logoEmployers join forces to promote workplace health and wellbeing


Major employers are to host a series of free workplace wellbeing roadshows next month as part of the Get Physical initiative. BMW, Johnson & Johnson and Vodafone UK are hosting events in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The aim is to inspire business leaders by sharing best practice around staff health and wellbeing.
Dozens of healthcare innovators pitched their ideas to a 'Dragon's Den'-style panel at Oxford's new digital health hub - 'The Hill'.

New website launched for industry


The Oxford AHSN has launched a new wealth creation website for industry focusing on facilitating business creation and growth, accelerating the adoption of clinical innovation and bringing better health and wealth to our region. Check out the new website at www.healthandwealthoxford.org

NEW REPORT SHOWS HOW OUR EIGHT CLINICAL NETWORKS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Latest report outlines impact and achievements of Oxford AHSN and partners


The latest Oxford AHSN quarterly report for the three months to the end of September includes case studies on carbon reduction, digital health and patient-led videos. It also contains updates from all of our programmes and themes.

Partners positive about the role and impact of Oxford AHSN


Four in five (80%) of the 563 respondents in an independent survey of Oxford AHSN partners agreed that the network is building a culture of collaboration and partnership.

PARTNER NEWS:

 

UK astronaut highlights healthcare innovation in Oxfordshire


The Oxford Academic Health Science Network supported a major event which focused on how world-class work at Harwell and the wider life sciences cluster can lead to improvements in healthcare. Major Tim Peake spoke about his time on the International Space Station during the event at Harwell Campus on 21 September. He said: “Keeping humans healthy in space is an extraordinary achievement. This is only possible through collaboration across different disciplines – a winning approach which also works to keep humans healthy on earth.” Read more here >


£126.5m for Oxford medical research


The University of Oxford and local NHS partners have won £126.5m to support medical research, including setting up a new centre specialising in mental health and dementia. Read more here >


New SBRI competition focuses on primary care


SBRI Healthcare, an NHS fund led by AHSNs, has opened a new competition with entrepreneurs invited to apply for up to £1.1m to develop and commercialise innovations with a focus on building general practice of the future. Read more here >


Latest news from Brookes Health & Life Sciences


Read the autumn 2016 edition of the Oxford Brookes Faculty and Research Update newsletter here >

LATEST OXFORD AHSN EVENTS:

 

Respiratory Network variation reportRespiratory network launch


The Oxford Academic Health Science Network's latest Clinical Network - Respiratory - held its launch event on 6 October. The event coincided with the publication of the network's first report: Asthma & COPD Care in the Oxford AHSN Region: Understanding and Reducing Variation.

Read the report here >


Patient Safety Collaborative sepsis event


The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative hosted a 'Sepsis: working together' event on 19 September. The presentations can be read and downloaded here along with an evaluation of the event.

Read more about our patient safety priorities here >

COMING SOON: PICK OF THE LATEST EVENTS


12 October – Oxford: Prof Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, speaks about innovation in Oxfordshire and trends shaping the health and life sciences industry at the first of a series of entrepreneurship lectures. Read more here
 

Look out for the next Oxford AHSN newsletter in November

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