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getUBetter selected for NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

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getUBetter – an evidence-based digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal conditions – which began its early journey on our Health Innovation Programme – has recently been selected by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) for its award-winning accelerator programme. Founded by Dr Carey McClellan, the getUBetter app helps to provide digitally enabled MSK care and…

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LatchAid secures £1m seed funding to expand breastfeeding app

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LatchAid, the Gloucestershire-based innovative breastfeeding support app, which began its health innovation journey on our 2018 Health Innovation Programme (HIP), has announced that it has closed its seed funding round with a £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m. Dr Chen Mao Davies, who previously worked as a computer graphics and animation…

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Showcasing health innovation in the West of England

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People at the heart of driving the innovation of health and care across the region with the support of the West of England AHSN gathered in Bristol yesterday for a special showcase event, along with guests from the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the government’s Office for Life…

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Introducing the West of England AHSN’s new Industry and Innovation Lead

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Business development consultant and microbiologist, Dr Cheryl Scott, has recently joined the West of England AHSN as our Industry and Innovation Lead. This is a key new role within the organisation, designed to head up the support service we offer to healthcare innovators from industry, academic and clinical backgrounds. The support provided by Cheryl and…

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LatchAid’s innovative breastfeeding app prescribed across NHS regions

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Gloucestershire-based LatchAid, the innovative breastfeeding support app which began its health innovation journey on our 2018 Health Innovation Programme (HIP), is now available on NHS prescription to new mums in select regions. Dr Chen Mao Davies, a computer graphics and animation expert, developed the app following her own issues with breastfeeding. Since successfully graduating from…

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How a rapid AHSN response team helped patients with respiratory illness stay well during Covid-19

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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, NHS community service provider, Wiltshire Health and Care (WHC) had to pause their provision of face-to-face community Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) for patients living with a respiratory condition. As a result, clinicians were concerned that patients with chronic respiratory conditions would not be able to maintain an adequate level of physical…

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HIP graduate launches pioneering app to support breastfeeding mums during World Breastfeeding Week

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After successfully graduating from our Health Innovation Programme in 2018, Dr Chen Mao Davies has gone from strength to strength, co-developing her innovative LatchAid solution with top infant and maternal health experts to help revolutionise breastfeeding. During World Breastfeeding Week, the Gloucestershire-based company takes its next exciting step with the launch of the new LatchAid…

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Meet the innovator – Chen Davies

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In the sixth of our Meet the Innovator series, we meet Chen Davies, who is the Founder and CEO of LatchAid – a breastfeeding support app that utilises innovative technology to provide mums with help and advice. Here, she shares her very personal journey from BAFTA-winning visual effects specialist to health care innovator, and how…

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New app launched to support the 1 in 5 UK adults experiencing continence issues

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Today sees the launch of a new app to support people with continence issues. The new CONfidence app aims to address inequalities in care for patients with pelvic floor disorders and to improve services for the future, as well as providing support and advice to people suffering in silence with continence issues. It is being…

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AHSN Network Health and Care Reset Campaign report published

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A report capturing the AHSN experience during the coronavirus pandemic has been published as part of the AHSN’s Health and Care Reset campaign to inform leaders across the NHS as it enters the next phase of the pandemic response. The AHSN Network Health and Care Reset Campaign was launched to collate and spread learnings and…

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