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Issue 87  |  20 January 2022
KSS Health and Social Care

New role in Kent

Congratulations to Paul Bentley, who joined Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group as interim accountable officer on 17 January 2022.

In November 2021 Paul was confirmed as the Chief Executive designate of the NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board, which is due to replace the CCG subject to legislation proceeding through Parliament.

Find out more 

SEHTA and YORBL sign up to the HTA

We've two updates to share from the Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator, an innovation and accelerator partnership based at the Surrey Clinical Research Building. 

One of the HTA's key strengths is the range of experience that its Partners, of which we're one, and its Network bring. So we're delighted to be able to welcome SEHTA in to the HTA network  - read more on the news here.  

We're also very excited to announce that Yorbl Technologies will be the first Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) company to join the HTA. Yorbl develops ground-breaking Digital Health and Care solutions that are focused on enabling users to live healthily, independently, and safely for as long as possible.

Read more about Yorbl's work and what they'll be doing with the HTA

Join our board

We're recruiting two new Non-Executive Directors to the KSS AHSN board. If you have have strong connections with one or more of our ICS partnerships, academic or commercial alliances across the broader health sector and/or digital systems experience we'd love to hear from you. 

We are also keen to hear from those who can bring disruptive innovation approaches, from a non-health background, which will contribute to new and different ways of thinking.

The closing date for applications is February 1.

Find out more

Darzi hosts sought

London South Bank University has opened recruitment for Host Organisations for the Darzi Fellowship Programme 2022-23, with successful host organisations then recruiting Fellows from March 2022. 

The prestigious Darzi Fellowship has run for more than 10 years, with Darzi Fellows experiencing a unique combination of learning, development, innovation and leadership. There is an ever growing alumni of Darzi Fellows who have a clinical role or background coupled with the skills of systems leadership, and innovation.

As well as helping organisations develop their future leaders, the Fellowship work also generates real change in organisations, and health outcomes for local people. 

Find out more

Reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers

Speakers and topics have been announced for the AHSN Network’s next Delivering a net zero NHS online event, which will focus on reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers, concentrating on policies and pathways for adults.

The online event will take place on Tuesday 8 February, 10:30am to 12pm. Topics include NHS policy on inhaler use, reducing the over-use of SABA inhalers, asthma prescribing and greener practice, and pharmacy recycling schemes. Speakers include AHSN experts, Greener NHS, GPs and respiratory consultants.

Find out more

Applications open for Chief Sustainability Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme

The NHS Chief Sustainability Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme offers clinicians with a passion for sustainability a unique opportunity to embed net zero carbon principles into the delivery of care – with the aim of improving health now and for generations to come.

Successful candidates will step out of clinical practice for 12 months to work in collaboration with NHS senior leadership, teams and partners to deliver on key projects that will accelerate progress towards a net zero health service.

They will gain an unparalleled understanding of health and climate change policy while developing strong leadership and management skills, supporting them to become sustainable healthcare leaders of the future.

Deadline for applications is February 23 - find out more and apply

Reducing the pressure on General Practice

In the last Collaborate we launched details of our Call to Innovators for solutions around automating the processing of pathology results and the management of clinical correspondence in General Practice. 

Jenny Partridge, Industry and Technology Navigator at KSS AHSN, is leading the work and has published this blog that looks at the issue in more depth. 

Read the blog

Innovation funding for SMEs  

The Business Enterprise Programmes team at the University of Surrey has launched its ‘SME Innovation Voucher Scheme 2022’ which funds collaborative projects between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and its network of academics. 

The objective of the scheme is to cultivate closer ties and knowledge exchange between established UK SMEs and the University of Surrey, with a view to developing new partnerships and identifying opportunities for further collaboration. 

The vouchers enable SMEs to harness the University’s world-class academic expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, explore complex challenges facing business, drive product innovation and most importantly accelerate growth.

Find out more

Further funding news

The January edition of the AHSN Network Funding Newsletter has just been released, providing a comprehensive view of the latest funding and grant news and selected events for start-ups, SMEs and health innovators. 

Read the newsletter

Supporting industry to work with the NHS

Our latest animation explains how we can help bridge the gap between industry and the NHS. 

It talks about the importance of having a clear value proposition, the need to generate evidence, and how the AHSNs can support innovators - with products and services that match NHS priorities - through these stages and on to national adoption.

You can watch the video here or contact our industry engagement team for more information. 

Resources for innovators

Our colleagues in the AHSN Network Innovation Exchange have put together a package of some of the key resources for innovators that are available through the AHSN Network.

The guides, tips and toolkits cover topics such as:
  • Business case development
  • Market readiness
  • Evidence
  • Adoption and spread

Find out more 

Migrant Health Community of Experience

NIHR ARC KSS's  is holding a Community of Experience on February 10 (2pm-4pm) focussing on female migrants and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC). 

The even will be an opportunity for  local authorities, health and voluntary and community organisations to hear from those with lived experiences, understand current services and ongoing research into the health of migrants and further discuss how to improve outcomes for  migrants, including UASC, across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The event agenda will cover: 
  • Hearing from the voices of lived experiences 
  • Mapping of Kent, Surrey and Sussex UASC services and data
  • Research into the mental health of female migrants and how to improve access to support (Patrick Nyikavaranda)
  • Examples of services
  • An opportunity to share practice and collaborate with key partners to identify key issues, challenges and potential research opportunities
Find out more and register

Supporting patients with Long COVID

25 January 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 - online

This webinar aims to provide NHS stakeholders involved in the management of Long COVID with a comprehensive overview of the C19-YRS; a clinically validated patient-reported outcome measure for use in Long COVID, which has been developed by the award-winning Leeds Long COVIDRehab Team, digitised by ELAROS, recommended by NHS England, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  

It will be delivered by representatives from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, The University of Leeds, and digital health company, ELAROS. 

The webinar is open to NHS delegates and AHSN staff only.  

Register your attendance 

Reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers

8 February 2022, 10.30 - 12:00 - online 

The AHSN Network is hosting a series of sharing and learning events that aim to share best practice innovations and initiatives to support the delivery of a net zero NHS.

The next event focusing on reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers will take place online on Tuesday 8 February 10:30 to 12:00.

The event is open to anyone working in the NHS with an interest in environmental sustainability but will be of particular interest to those working in primary care, respiratory clinicians, pharmacists interested in respiratory and NHS sustainability leads.

Register to attend 

Pincer training 

Various dates from 8 February 2022 - online 

KSS AHSN has released a series of training dates for the Pharmacist-led INformation technology intervention for reducing Clinically important ERrors (PINCER) system. 

Action Learning Set 2 - Review results and generate an action plan, runs from February 8 to March 1 
Action Learning Set 3 - Review progress, problem solving and lessons learnt, runs from March 3 to March 30. 

RCN Clinical Research Nursing Conference 2022 

24 March 2022, 9.00 - 16.30 - online 

This dedicated event for Clinical Research Nurses will look to the future of clinical research nursing, with speakers from across the UK sharing and celebrating achievements and best practice, with networking opportunities, patient perspectives and exploring current topics for the research nursing workforce. 

Find out more and book 

We hope you enjoyed Collaborate, if you’ve got anything you’d like to share please get in touch.

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