South West Academic Health Science Network

United Kingdom

About South West Academic Health Science Network

What we do

At a glance

Here are some examples of work our core team currently provides to meet the needs of the Network’s members:


• An ‘honest broker’ service – making introductions, facilitating meetings and acting as a secretariat across the network of organisations


• Expert information and business intelligence which yields fresh insights into the challenges facing the system


• Opportunities for NHS members to work more closely with university members


 • Opportunities for members to collaborate with non-member organisations, such as industry


• A mechanism for strengthening relationships with commissioners in order to influence strategy


• Expert evaluation of service models which are recognised nationally – we work collaboratively with NIHR CLAHRC on this work


• Support for finding new solutions to healthcare system sustainability, including new sources of social investment


• Support for the development of NHS originated innovations – our database of NHS concepts for inventions now exceeds 100


• Improvements to clinical research activity by supporting delivery reliability, capacity and capability


• Project matched funding and co-funding opportunities for the region which will double NHS England’s investment into the region via the AHSN • A South West Patient Safety Collaborative for the region – to date our collaborative has received local and national acclaim and delivered world-leading training to 80 frontline NHS staff


1 job with South West Academic Health Science Network

  • Clinical Director

    • Exeter, Devon
    • Annual salary range £55,000 - £72,000 (FTE £110,000 - £120,000)
    • South West Academic Health Science Network

    We’re looking for a clinical leader with experience leading improvement and change to join our Executive Team.