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The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

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Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care. Individuals and organisations working across health, social care and the life…

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Hip Hip Hooray! New cohort of HIPsters graduate from first virtual Health Innovation Programme (HIP)

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A new cohort of HIPsters has successfully graduated from the West of England AHSN’s Health Innovation Programme (HIP), following its first virtual course in partnership with SETSquared – the global no.1 university business incubator.   The HIP, now in its 6th year, is an intensive, fully funded, development course that helps entrepreneurs to develop business propositions with real potential to transform healthcare, and equip them with the core skills in…

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Scaling up remote monitoring across the South West

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Supporting vulnerable residents and those who live with frailty throughout the COVID-19 winter. In the South West region, the three AHSNs (West of England, South West and Wessex) are supporting ambitious plans to work together as an entire health and care system to make best use of available technologies to support our vulnerable residents during…

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Meet the innovator

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Carey McClellan is a West of England AHSN innovator and Founder/CEO of getUBetter – a digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  Here, he talks about how the West of England AHSN helped him with early ownership of his idea and what our Health Innovation Programme (HIP) taught him about business strategy…

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Supporting patients in the community with COVID-19

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NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and local areas to support the set-up of ‘COVID oximetry@home’ services (also known as ‘COVID virtual wards’). This is one of the priority goals for the additional £150 million General Practice COVID Capacity Expansion Fund, and is already being used in…

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Five questions to help you select the right digital solutions for remote monitoring during COVID-19

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With the rise of COVID-19 and the need for increased home monitoring, in particular pulse oximetry, there is renewed interest in the role of digital in supporting this pathway. Dr Shanil Mantri, GP and Clinical Digital Advisor to the West of England AHSN, shares his advice on what should to be considered when contemplating a…

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Reflecting on and celebrating ReSPECT

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In this special blog post, Anne Pullyblank – Medical Director, West of England AHSN, discusses how ReSPECT started, the success of the programme, and what is next.  Back in 2018, there was a mixed picture across our region for managing end of life care. We knew we needed a unified system to make these challenging…

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Business growth for Bath-based RIVIAM Digital Care

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West of England AHSN‘s business support for Bath-based RIVIAM Digital Care has resulted in funding of £48,450, awarded by Innovate UK, to enhance its new Wellbeing platform, for integrated health and social care. RIVIAM Wellbeing is currently used in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) by Virgin Care, BaNES Council, 3SG and many third sector…

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Meet the innovator!

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Tommy Parker is a West of England AHSN innovator and CEO of KiActiv® – a clinically proven digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term health conditions. Here he reflects how support from the West of England AHSN helped him to navigate the health innovation eco-system, accelerate the spread of his technology and steer…

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West of England AHSN submits ideas to the Q Exchange!

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Q members from the West of England AHSN have submitted a number of project ideas to the Health Foundation’s Q Exchange, giving them the chance to develop these with the help of other Q members and to submit bids for up to £30,000 of funding. We’ll find out in January 2021 if any of our…

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