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About the Wessex AHSN

A Welcome Challenge

“This website sets out the Wessex Academic Health Science Network vision for improvement and summarises the key aspects of our programme. It builds on stakeholder meetings held over 2012 and the Wessex AHSN Prospectus submission in October 2012.

The development of the Wessex AHSN is a major step forward for our academic and health service community, for patients and the Wessex population. We have joined forces to accelerate and link the development of excellent research, high quality education and training, business and commercial investment and best clinical practice. We know through our early engagement with local representatives from the life sciences industry that there is a great appetite for this development and a willingness to be active partners in this new venture.”

Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, and Wessex AHSN managing director Martin Stephens

The Wessex Academic Health Science Network

Covering a population of three million across 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Wessex AHSN aligns with the footprints of nine local authorities, bringing together 12 NHS Trusts and five Universities.

With well established joint working across our geography based on patient flows, clinical networks, educational and research arrangements, the Wessex AHSN is also engaging with local and UK-wide industry, building on its partners’ established links.

Please select from the links to the left to learn more about the Wessex AHSN.



For the latest news and updates on our activities and to view our knowledge resources, video content and case studies, visit Wessex Innovation Resources.