Wessex AHSN supports innovation across a wide, geographically diverse area. We’ve helped people understand their local NHS marketplace needs, facilitate connections between industry and NHS professionals as well as support with the design, implementation and evaluation of research trials. We support people like you across our multiple programmes and comprise skilled staff from a wide range of clinical, industrial and academic backgrounds who are able to give you the right support at the right time.
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The Wessex reigion is large and diverse and so are the healthcare challenges that are faced. We are seeking innovation that helps pull services together, improve patient outcomes and provide value for money to NHS services.
Early Intervention Opportunities in Mental Health
Everyone’s mental health goes through periods of good and periods of bad, however, for those who are experiencing significant mental ill-health it can be challenging to identify what support would be best for them. With many services managing crisis, there is a need for more early intervention opportunities in the health landscape.
With great healthcare need comes a demand for skilled professionals to support a diverse population. Finding the right people for the right job in the right area can be incredibly challenging leading to skilled specialist staff being over-utilised, general workforce pressures and significant knock-on effects in times of absence.
Innovation can help support existing services or offer completely new ways of working. At Wessex we aim to support innovation holistically, giving each person and company tailored guidance fit for their product.
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.
Wessex AHSN’s Funding Support Service
Helps innovators and SMEs find and apply for grants to develop their products or evaluate what they have already produced. The Small Business Research Initiative, National Institute for Health Research, Health Foundation and Innovate UK all offer grants across the nation as well as more regionally-based organisations such as Local Enterprise Partnerships or charities. Wessex AHSN’s Funding Support Service can signpost to appropriate funding streams to your product and review bid applications in advance of submission.