How we work

AHSNs work locally and benefit from being part of a national network

Each AHSN is embedded in its regional health and care community, understanding the system and patient needs on the ground. We develop projects, programmes and initiatives that reflect the diversity of our local populations and healthcare challenges.

Each AHSN is also part of the national AHSN Network, linked into a unique collaboration of expertise and experience, sharing learning, pooling intelligence and benefitting from a pipeline of emerging and proven solutions from around the country.

This animation gives an insight into our national work.

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With the support of our AHSN partner, we can demonstrate the implementation of evidence-based interventions that we estimate have prevented 1,000 readmissions to hospital; one case of cerebral palsy; 125 strokes through the introduction of mobile electrocardiography and associated services; 10 heart attacks and another 14 strokes through roll out of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts programme.

Rob Webster, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN has been fundamental to the progress we have made. They have provided support, advice and guidance from the very start and we would not be where we are today without this. The entire team is helpful and accommodating and it has been a delight to work with them.

Amjid Mohammed, CEO, Healthcare Engineering

This new northern cooperative will allow us to use digital pathology to help patients across the region, and provide a platform on which we will develop artificial intelligence tools for pathology diagnosis to be used around the world.

Dr Darren Treanor, Pathologist, University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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