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Network 12 Quarterly update from the Health Innovation Network, Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London

Issue 01 / Winter 2015

Southwark Greenwich Lambeth Richmond & Twickenham


Wandsworth Lewisham

Merton Kingston Bromley Sutton Croydon

Welcome to our first edition, inside... • Hello from Managing Director, Tara Donnelly • Stakeholder survey: over 90% of respondents recommend working with us • ESCAPE-pain awarded Royal Society for Public Health Award • Dementia Report: Social value of investing in Dementia Support Groups proven • Patient Safety: Communities of Practice update • Supporting NHS National Innovation Accelerator Fellows • Digital Health: The patient will see you now • Education & Training: Health Innovation Network NHS Internship Scheme


Dear Member,  I’d like to introduce myself, Tara Donnelly, Managing Director of the Health Innovation Network, which is, as I’m sure you know, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London. Welcome to our all new quarterly ‘Network 12’ that showcases our highlights of the last few months. Our newsletters will still continue, but we know how busy you all are, so this is to ensure you don’t miss out on our big news.

“ I’m particularly

pleased to see an exceptional 91% of respondents recommend working with the Health Innovation Network


Stakeholder Survey Results

More than 90% of respondents recommend working with the Health Innovation Network

It’s been a fascinating few months for me since I joined in September. I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many members as well as the Health Innovation Network team as we settle into a new home.

In South London, a strong cross-section of people across our members, partners, patients and communities responded to this independent survey conducted by YouGov.

As part of my induction I’ve also been visiting other AHSNs, to see what we can learn from them, including Greater Manchester, Yorks & Humber and colleagues in the other two London AHSNs. Of particular note, there’s lots going on in the digital space, from app prescribing to the big European bid to help kick off a digital health accelerator for London and you’ll have seen from my blogs that getting great tech into healthcare is one of my passions.

It’s great to see such a positive and strong breadth of responses from across our South London population.

We are also taking our staff wellbeing responsibilities seriously, from running to yoga to table tennis and lunchtime jogging sessions and have recently been awarded the ‘Commitment’ level award, from the Greater London Authority Healthy Workplace Charter Scheme. It’s great news that the Health Innovation Network has clocked up some impressive results in the National AHSN Survey results - 91% of members would recommend working with us which is really good to hear.  And our MSK team has also been recognised by the Royal Society of Public Health in its annual Health and Wellbeing Awards for its fantastic ESCAPE-pain MSK rehab programme - many congratulations all.  But as well as reading about what we do, we want to feature some of the great stuff you are up to as well - particularly in the areas we can work together, so we’ll be coming to you to find out more about our shared projects and making sure we showcase these as well.

We are particularly pleased to see that an exceptional 91% of respondents recommended working with the Health Innovation Network, and we’re proud to highlight how well our teams are regarded, with more than 82% of respondents telling us our staff are helpful and knowledgeable. In addition, a strong 75% of respondents tell us how valuable our support has been in the area of quality improvement, a key focus in both our dementia and diabetes programmes, as well as our patient safety collaborativ