​​W​ho we are



​We are one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in England. 

We work with the NHS, higher education, local government and industry organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.

  • We are catalysts for the spread of innovation at pace and scale - improving health, generating economic growth and helping facilitate change across whole health and social care economies.
  • We connect regional networks of NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry - responding to the diverse needs of our patients and populations through partnership and collaboration.
  • We create the right environment for relevant industries to work with the health and social care system.
Our stakeholders have supported our establishment as  a social enterprise, managed by a board of directors and a core support team serving our members.

We were established with the support of the following founder organisations:


Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
CSH Surrey
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust ​​
Frimley Health ​NHS Foundation Trust
​Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
​Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
​Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust