The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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Stay Alive app
Eastern AHSN is supporting the evaluation of the Stay Alive app which is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.
Incumbent NHS psychological services (IAPT) are characterised by lengthy waiting-lists and poor recovery rates, and these are subject to considerable geographic variation. Increased demand, reductions in real-terms investment in mental health services and increased competition for face-to-face sessions means that despite making the effort to see a GP, many will not receive face-to-face care, with this figure currently reaching one-in-three.
Falls are the most common cause of hospital admission for people age over 65 and the rate of falls is almost two times as high in older adults with a visual impairment. How can we use innovation to increase rates of vision screenings and reduce instances of falls the elderly?
SPEaC Happy is a real-time feedback tool, analytics platform and training facility for organisations. By listening to staff, it enhances well-being and engagement and improves the working environment for all.
KiActiv® Health is a clinically proven digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term conditions using personalised everyday physical activity. The personalised interactive dashboard promotes authentic choice and empowers effective self-care, supported by a dedicated mentor.
Wessex AHSN is supporting start-up MedEngine to develop and test its Flytta system, which seeks to improve self-management and clinical care in Parkinson’s Disease, a condition with few technological innovations available to help.
Dehydration is a concern for older people due to the potential adverse effects on function and clinical outcome; common complications include constipation, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, and dizziness leading to falls and fractures.
Improving the systems available during a mental health crisis can support staff and patients during a very difficult time of care. S12 Solutions is an app designed to reduce the time spent bringing the right team together for a Mental Health Act assessment.
Health Call Solutions Limited is a collaboration between six major NHS Foundation Trusts in the North East of England, developing a suite of digital products across a variety of clinical areas. The products are at differing stages, from prototype through to on the market.
Low Dose Molecular Breast Imaging
Kromek Ltd are a leading developer of radiation detectors for the nuclear, medical and security industries. After introductions via the AHSN for the North East and North Cumbria they have diversified and adapted technology from their traditional sectors into breast screening.
Transforming ADHD Diagnosis in Children - QbTest
Following innovation exchange work focussing on mental health, EMAHSN supported QbTest a diagnostic tool which measures the core indicator symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). On average, QbTest can reduce time to diagnosis by 153 days and provide 20% cost reductions.