Wessex AHSN

Sector | Healthcare

Graphic Design
Digital Design

3Men² have had the pleasure of working with the Wessex AHSN since 2014, delivering a wide range of full service marketing and design solutions. The Wessex AHSN covers Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are member led organisations within the NHS. There are 15 AHSNs in England (created in 2013) with the aim of bringing together health services, academia and industry to promote and support innovation to improve patient outcomes and generate economic benefits.

“Working with 3Men² is nothing short of brilliant. Our organisation is small but looking to make a big impact in healthcare, which means we need a bright, engaging, friendly and noticeable visual identity, which the team at 3Men² has always implicitly understood. From understanding our web needs through to more traditional printed materials, the team has helped us develop, grow and nurture our brand; and because of this, good quality design has become a cornerstone of our communications and engagement strategy. As a communications team, we receive a great deal of positive feedback, and have been shortlisted for three national awards. Without a doubt, this is partly due to the creativity and professionalism of the team at 3Men².”

Michael Goodeve, Associate Director of Communications

Offline: work has included annual reports, newsletters, data sheets and various pieces of promotional literature. We have also worked on large scale event and conference graphics and display material.

Online: digital work has included websites; design and build, email marketing, social media creation and content, prezis and animations.

Alcohol is a major health problem in the UK with over 300,000 potential years of life lost due to alcohol in 2016.

Wessex AHSN launched a quality improvement programme, ‘Reducing Harm from Alcohol’, to highlight and address the deficits in awareness, research and policy in this important and under championed area of healthcare.

We worked with Wessex AHSN to present a report that reviewed the programme, its ongoing development and outputs produced by the project.

The Safer Practice Framework has been developed as a self-assessment tool to support General Practice teams, with a focus on patient safety. Designed as a voluntary tool, the aim is to support practices with their quality improvement work in the 5 priority areas identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – are they safe, are they effective, are they caring, are they responsive and are they well led?

The Wessex AHSN have put together Older People’s Essential Nutrition (OPEN) toolkit with the aim to develop and evaluate an approach for the provision of good nutritional care for older people, by providing undernutrition awareness training and follow up support to a range of sectors to provide a collaborative and joined-up approach to tackling undernutrition in older people.

Wessex AHSN have a spot/seed/spread approach to identifying best practices in healthcare and are driving the adoption and spread of innovation for a healthier nation. 3Men² we are continually proud of our contributions to this mighty cause!

“Just wanted to convey my thanks for doing such a great job with the branding and for providing so quickly. Please congratulate yourselves on another job well done.”

Charlotte Forder, Deputy Head of Communications

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