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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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Meet the innovator – Caz Icke

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In the fifth of our Meet the Innovator series, we meet Caz Icke, who is a specialist neurophysiotherapist and the developer/Director of SoleSense – a rehabilitation solution for patients with neurological conditions affecting balance and walking. In this blog she talks about her hopes to help patients, clinicians and the NHS, and how the West…

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Last call for domiciliary care workforce solutions

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Calling all innovators! The closing deadline for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Challenge is looming, but there is still time to get your application in. The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are seeking innovative solutions to improve the capacity, capability and wellbeing of the domiciliary care workforce, with…

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The search for solutions to make a positive measureable impact on the social and health care workforce

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The domiciliary care workforce is under huge pressure – and with staff turnover and sickness levels so high, there is a clear need for support in this sector. In this blog, Roger McDermott, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN, shares his insights into the issues and needs – and explains the importance…

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Future Challenges project innovator selected for NHS scaling and named as one of Britain’s best Digital Health talents

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A West of England AHSN project partner, KiActiv, has been selected by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) for its award-winning accelerator programme and will be supported over the next three years to scale across England for the benefit of NHS patients and staff. KiActiv is a mentor guided digital therapy designed to improve the self-management…

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Twelve innovators selected to scale across England’s NHS with support from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

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Today, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announces the 12 innovators (‘Fellows’) and innovations selected to join its award-winning programme in 2021 – and we are thrilled to confirm the success of one of our amazing project partners/innovators, who has been hand-picked as part of this cohort. The 12 innovations selected offer solutions to some of…

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