Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs):
The Department of Health are seeking expressions of interest to create an AHSNs. The goal of AHSN’s will be to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice and developing and implementing integrated health care systems. The document sets out the draft designation and establishment process. It is aimed at the NHS, care trust, special health authorities, and local authority chief executives, medical, nursing, finance and public health directors, NHS chairs, university deans of medical schools, schools of nursing and midwifery and allied health professionals.