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Issue 15, 12 October 2016


We were delighted when our longstanding interest in Southern Denmark’s approach to health innovation helped to secure £5m of inward investment for a Surrey Internet of Things test bed. That bid has seen the TIHM for Dementia launch and reach the stage where it's now inviting people with dementia and their carers to join the trial.

Last week colleagues from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex witnessed first hand how the Danish approach offers a stunningly successful example of user-led design - allowing the new university hospital to be built with 30% fewer beds. 

We're keen to work with our members to develop future Living Lab and 5G technology projects in support of STP delivery and the national test bed programme which has £10 million to invest in 2017. Please get in touch if you'd like an initial discussion about how this approach could help deliver a suitable and agreed transformation project aligned to the Five Year Forward View.

With best wishes


Now more than ever, we feel there are real opportunities for bringing user-led living lab design methodologies to the big issues facing us across Kent, Surrey and Sussex – all aimed at enabling more people to remain well for longer and reducing the need for inpatient care. 

The Region of Southern Denmark is an inspiring example of a new model of care, in which patients, carers, families and communities are equal partners with people working in health and social care and the life sciences.

Co-creation is leading to new products, new models of care and new communities. It provides a great platform for focusing on improving outcomes, experience and value. We believe it has great potential to support work on both service design and product innovation.

Click here for more insight, photos and inspiration from the study tour delegates and hosts! 

Contact Melissa Ream, Living Lab lead, KSS AHSN, for more information about taking this approach forward in our region. 


Brexit - what does it mean for the NHS?

This infographic from the NHS European Office explains some of the possible implications of Brexit on the NHS.

It looks briefly at six possible areas of impact, including finance, workforce and research, and asks what should the main priorities be for the NHS as the UK prepares to leave the European Union

Find out more

NHS Innovation Accelerator - Fab Change Day pledge

The NIA is hosting a webinar  on 19 October to share learning and experience about how to scale innovations across the NHS.

Current NIA Fellows will provide real life case studies about the barriers and enablers to inspire and support others working in this area. 

Find out more 

Nominate now for regional research awards 2016

Nominations are open for the Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex Research Awards 2016.

The awards celebrate people who have enabled health research to be delivered in Kent, Surrey and Sussex - whether in local hospitals, GP practices, or elsewhere. 

Find out more and nominate here

New from the King's Fund

New care models, new approaches

This new King’s Fund report looks at the different approaches being taken by vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure.
It draws examples from vanguard sites chosen to develop the multispecialty community provider (MCP) and primary and acute care system (PACS) new care models. It looks at the different approaches taken as the sites work to integrate services more closely. 

New care models 


Register now


Helping people to ESCAPE the misery of chronic joint pain
Date: 12:00-13:00, 14 October 2016

STPs: planing to implementation
Date: 17 November
Location: London

Release your potential: a programme for new leaders
Date: 22 - 24 November 2016
Location: London

For more information on KSS AHSN events please visit our website.


Best practice showcase


The latest edition of Innovate features best practice and new solutions around the sustainability agenda, dementia, polypharmacy, proactive care, telecare and much, much more...



How our network can support you 


Watch our animation for more about what we do, the difference we make and to see if we can support your work.

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KSS AHSN is a "great place to work" - at least according to the people who work here! In our 2 minute film staff explain in their own words why they love working at

Programme news

New service!
Medication reviews

Our new polypharmacy project in Brighton and Hove is benefiting older people at risk of medicine related harm. For more information contact 

Read more about polypharmacy

Pressure damage patient film

Lawrence describes how a grade 4 pressure sore, acquired while he was in a coma in hospital,has affected his treatment and recovery

Watch here


Innovation surgeries

Innovation surgeries bridge the gap between industry and the NHS, to help new products and services reach patients faster. 

Read more


We hope to improve the care of patients living with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) by reducing avoidable episodes of severe hypoglycaemia.

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