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AHSN Forum e-alert 
AHSN Forum is a partnership of the NHS Confederation, Universities UK, the Young Foundation, ABPI and ABHI to create a national platform for the regional Networks. The Forum believes that AHSNs are a major opportunity to transform health care and drive economic growth. They should be given every chance to achieve this potential. Welcome to our first e alert. The alert will share news, events, publications and policy updates. We invite content from Networks, partners and stakeholders.

Study visit

17-18 December - Study visit to Southern Denmark
The AHSN Forum with the NHS European Office will visit  the Odense Welfare Tech Network.

Towards a new innovation policy for green growth and welfare in the Nordic Region; Nordic Innovation Publication 2012.


12 November
- Manchester AHSC Health & Wealth event
AHSN teams particularly encouraged to attend. Please contact AHSN Forum for a supported delegate place:

13 - 14 November – NIHR INVOLVE National Conference 2012, Nottingham

16 November - SMART Specialisation Workshop, Birmingham Science Park  

21 November - Advances in Healthcare through digital consultations and Three Million Lives: what needs to be done?, Institute of Digital Healthcare, Warwick

22 November - ABPI R&D conference with BIA and NOCRI, BMA, London

28 November - That's handy! Health research inspiring software innovation, Sunderland

28 November - ABHI Seminar: NHS Procurement Review and Innovation Health and Wealth, London

9 January 2013 - HSRN winter meeting: Cases for change - case study as method and knowledge management, Manchester Business School. Contact HSRN

We invite your content for future issues: please email
Join our December study visit to Denmark


Universities UK's A picture of health and education.

The NHS Confederation’s new blog for NHS leaders NHS Voices.

The Young Foundation’s The Accelerator programme supporting small social ventures. 

ABPI has created an online resource for schools to showcase and promote science to students.  

NHS European Office's Revising the Clinical Trials Directive briefing. Plus Innovation landscapes - a study of innovation approaches in three selected EU member states; European Commission

Greater Manchester AHSN new website.

The Clinic of Innovation: Oslo’s celebrated Innovation Clinic. 


Lord Heseltine's plan to improve the UK’s ability to create wealth. Plus Guardian editorial on the Review’s political prospect.

Announcement from HRA
about benefits of a simplified and streamlined assessment for all research in the NHS
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