How is the AHSN Network supporting the response to Covid-19?March 23, 2020
How is the AHSN Network supporting the response to COVID-19?
All AHSNs within the AHSN Network are actively supporting the NHS and social care system regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you would like advice on immediate or future needs, and how best to present your offer to local and/ or national commissioners, please contact the commercial team at your local AHSN via the AHSN Network Innovation Exchange or register online. Use the postcode checker to help you find your local AHSN.
The government has provided national guidance on where to register products to support the Covid-19 response. Please find these details below.
PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
Contact the Surgical MedTech Co-operative (one of NIHR’s Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives) if you have a technology that could be adapted quickly for the healthcare setting to help protect healthcare workers against aerosol contamination. Find out more about their ‘Covid-19 PPE Challenge’ here.
Contact Public Health England: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS): email@example.com or call 0300 456 3565
Innovation and Tech
Contact NHSX: DNHSX@nhsx.nhs.uk
Contact Public Health England: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK government has set up a service allowing businesses to share any support that might help the Covid-19 response, from PPE and medical testing equipment to transport/logistics and warehouse space. Find out more here.
If you have any other solutions (not specifically Covid-19 related) that could be useful to the health and care system during this unprecedented time, you can access AHSN advice and support by visiting www.ahsninnovationexchange.co.uk.