Call for Innovations: Eastern AHSN Cancer Innovation Exchange

Posted on: 17/12/2018

Eastern AHSN is calling for innovations to address problems in early detection and treatment of cancer.

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs set up to spread innovation throughout the healthcare system to achieve the ultimate goal of improving health and generating economic growth. Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is working with partners to deliver an Innovation Exchange to identify innovations that could address the common regional problems for the early detection and treatment of cancer across the east of England. Eastern AHSN wishes to hear from companies who have market-ready solutions that can support with overstretched areas, lung and prostate cancer pathways, or cancers that are difficult to diagnose.

Innovations should answer the following challenge statements:

  • Are there innovative approaches, including new models and enabling digital methods, that can support the overstretched cancer workforce areas such as the radiology and pathology workforce?
  • Can innovations support improvements in lung and prostate cancer pathways, particularly in relation to improving early stage diagnosis, better managing demand, and reducing emergency presentations?
  • Can innovations support the earlier detection of cancers that are harder to diagnose, such as rare cancers or cancers with non-specific symptoms, in a primary care or home setting?

The most promising projects would be tested in the real world and, if successful, be supported for wider adoption in the NHS.

Closing date for submissions is set for 5th February. You can submit your idea by clicking here.

The most promising solutions will be invited to a development day on 19th March in Stansted, providing an opportunity to discuss solutions with healthcare representatives and to possibly set up pilots in the region.

For more information on this campaign please click here.

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