People, places and potential
Pathfinder, the online South West AHSN innovation exchange for transforming lives in health and social care.
Innovation and scale
The South West AHSN team works closely with innovators, service providers and commissioners to bring innovation to the communities in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
With teams of connected and knowledgeable people in health and care focussing on adoption of innovation and large scale change. We understand the complexities of system and support innovation that transforms lives.
With unique expertise and cross-sector connections across health and care. We identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to support early stage innovation as well as develop approaches for adoption and scale for proven innovations.
IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND
2.2 million people living in urban and rural areas
Academic Health Science Networks
There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region whilst working locally, nationally and internationally with leaders in innovation.