STarT Back care for low back pain

“The STarT Back tool represents a high-value tool – this is what we need more of in the NHS.” Sir Muir Gray, Department of Health What was the problem? Back pain is the most common reason why middle-aged people visit their GP, representing an estimated annual cost of...

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation

For patients with persistent C.Diff infection this relatively novel, evidence-based treatment is providing a cure. Logistics and supply have hampered adoption, but the AHSN has helped to solve this issue and increase rates of use by creating a FMT bank. “Before the...

Spreading best practice in dementia care

Thousands of dementia patients in the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) region are getting better care following expert input from a specialist nurse and peer support. We have brought all memory clinics involved in this work up to the standard of the best...