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Supporting use of digital technology in primary care and care homes

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GP practices in the West of England are helping to address the challenges presented by COVID-19 by enabling patients to connect with them remotely through online or video consultation. The move towards greater use of online patient triage and video consultation in General Practice has long been on the cards and in many regions was…

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Digital innovations tested for vulnerable people during COVID-19

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People who are particularly vulnerable or isolated as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could soon benefit from a range of innovative digital solutions selected as part of the TechForce19 challenge. NHSX and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have announced 18 digital solutions that have been awarded funding under the TechForce19 challenge.…

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Testing platform launched to support target of 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day

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A new platform has been set up to support the drive to achieve 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of April – the platform can be found here. The platform is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Bioindustry Association, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association and the Royal…

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Andrew Turner

Understanding the unintended consequences of healthcare apps

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Dr Andrew Turner, Senior Research Associate, CLAHRC West, discusses the move towards ‘digital first’ care, the possible unintended consequences of healthcare apps, and how the DECODE study aims to improve the adoption of a range of digital health tools in primary care by understanding these unintended consequences. We all know that people are living longer,…

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Calling healthcare app developers

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If you’d like to be part of research to improve the effectiveness of healthcare apps for patients we’d love to hear from you. We’re working with local researchers to understand the unintended consequences of using digital health tools in primary care – both positive and negative.

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Steve West

Driving sustainable, responsible and inclusive economic growth

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As well as being Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England and chair for the West of England AHSN, Professor Steve West chairs the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Here Steve writes about how the LEP is working alongside authorities across the region to drive sustainable economic growth and improve health…

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Create Open Health bootcamp

Digital solutions to support young people’s mental health

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On 26 and 27 April people from all walks of life and professions gathered at an intensive two-day bootcamp to work on new digital and technology-based solutions to support positive mental health and build resilience in young people. The bootcamp was part of the Create Open Health initiative, which we launched earlier this year alongside Creative England and The Wellcome Trust.

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getUBetter

getUbetter awarded SBRI Healthcare funding

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SBRI Healthcare has awarded £99,420 to getUBetter, a platform that helps people self-manage lower back pain. The funding will help getUBetter further develop the platform.

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Local members and partners nominated for HSJ Awards

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The HSJ Awards 2018 have finalised their shortlist, including six of our member organisations from the West of England. The winners will be announced in London on 21 November 2018.

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My AHSN connection – Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe

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Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe is a practising GP and CEO of the digital healthcare solutions platform Digital Algorithms. One recent Digital Algorithms product is ROVA, a platform designed to deliver social prescribing and other self-care solutions through clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities. Here Damian writes about how the West of England AHSN helped Digital Algorithms…

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