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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BESTIE is an interactive online platform built by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. It was designed to revolutionise the way children, young people and parents get access to online support for emotional wellbeing and mental health.
DrDoctor is a smartphone-based appointment management system, designed to help hospitals transform the way they communicate with patients and reduce DNA rates. Within nine weeks, the overall DNA rate at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was reduced by 35%.
Birmingham Symptom-specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS)
The Birmingham Symptom-specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS) was developed to better assess and treat pregnant women who attend hospital with pregnancy related complications or concerns.
Hospify is the first clinical messaging app to be made available on the NHS Apps Library. The app provides an NHS-compliant platform for sending and receiving messages. It can be used by clinicians to share patient information.
CanSense and Dravya Discovery each receive £50,000 investment through Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme
The Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme, in collaboration with BioCity and regional partners from the NHS, industry and research within the Thames Valley, offers a launchpad for entrepreneurs and their ventures to move from idea to market. CanSense and Dravya Discovery won a place on the intensive eight-week programme and pitched to investors on the final day of the Accelerator programme in November 2019.
everyLIFE Technologies - PASSsystem
Liverpool is leading the way in the use of smartphone technology to deliver and monitor care in people’s homes. The city is the first to introduce a digital system with almost all domiciliary care providers – giving instant information about 9,000 vulnerable residents to their families and professionals.
Rightangled's Heart DNA Test is a genetic test kit for cardiovascular risks, drug responses and a risk evaluation for developing thrombosis and abnormal levels of lipids. 95% of users rate the product and service as 5/5 and would recommend the service to a friend or relative.
Physiomics - Virtual Tumour™
Physiomics has developed a proprietary modelaided simulation of tumours, Virtual Tumour™, to help pharmaceutical companies improve the success rate of drug development.
Nu Vision eye treatments offer an alternative to eye surgery by using preserved amniotic membrane (membrane from placentas) to treat damaged corneas and promote healing. The products are unique, as the material is preserved making it easy to store and accessible to hospitals. The company is in the process of expanding into using their product to facilitate the treatment of chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers.
AMaT by Meantime IT
AMaT (Audit Management and Tracking) by Meantime IT, is a tool which streamlines auditing, improvement and guidance requirements into one simple, easy-to-use system, saving time and money and leading to improvements in care.
Sweatcoin incentivises physical activity through a mobile app. It does this by tracking the number of outdoor and indoor steps a person takes and converting these into points, or Sweatcoins, which can be redeemed for products, goods and services
Usually, training in laparoscopic surgery is based on using high cost surgical simulation devices which are hard for medical staff to access, limiting opportunities for learning. Inovus Medical is producing a suite of medical training devices at a fraction of the cost of established models – leading to an increase in training opportunities and safer surgery.