Summary for 2015

13 June 2017


Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects around one million people in the UK; 250,000 of whom are undiagnosed. It causes an irregular or abnormally fast heart rate and is estimated to be responsible for approximately 15-20% of all strokes nationally. It is estimated that more than half of AF-related strokes could be preven...

13 June 2017


The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a newsletter to keep interested parties up to date with the construction of the Pears Building. The Pears Building is a new medical research centre which will be built on the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital. This is a hugely exciting project, which will mean sci...

6 June 2017


  Londoners are being invited to take a free, 30 second pulse check during Heart Rhythm Week. This simple check could prolong or even save their life. Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) happen when a heart rhythm is too fast, too slow, or jumping around (irregular). In London it is estimated that 68,000 ...

30 May 2017


The May edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we take a look at the new Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT), which was introduced to incentivise the adoption and spread of transformational innovation in the NHS. Read it now and subscribe for future editions.

25 May 2017


2017 highlights collective achievements of England’s 15 AHSNs since their formation in 2013 which are helping the NHS meet the challenges of 21st century health and care. These include: Over 6 million patients benefited from AHSN input Over £330m leveraged by AHSNs to improve health and support NHS, care and indust...

25 May 2017


NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have launched a new joint report that shows how collaboration between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and AHSNs is bringing positive benefits to local patients and populations. As the commissioning landscape evolves and moves towards...

16 May 2017


A 76 year old sound engineer can keep doing the things he loves thanks to clinical research. John Rhodes took up the opportunity to participate in a trial after he was diagnosed with small bowel cancer and kidney disease. John is one of over 500,000 people a year who take part in research in England. On Saturday 20...