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Role of AHSNs highlighted in NHS Long Term Plan

Posted: 7th January 2019

Heralded as the blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future, the Long Term Plan highlights investment in latest technology, digital health and cutting edge treatments, coupled with early detection and a renewed focus on prevention to stop an estimated 85,000 premature deaths every year.

It also lays out plans for a more integrated, person-centred service, where health bodies come together across primary, community and mental health to provide better, joined up care in partnership with local government.

The role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in spreading proven healthcare innovations is given a renewed vote of confidence in the Long Term Plan.

AHSNs will also link ever more closely with other regional support, such as Rightcare and Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), to ensure adoption of innovation and service improvement are addressed in tandem.

Read the full article on the AHSN Network website.