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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open!

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations. Successful applicants will become 2021 NIA Fellows. The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by…

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Industry roundtable discussions inform AHSN Network support offer

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The AHSN Network, of which the West of England AHSN is a member, is planning a series of “Bridging the gap” events this autumn aimed at providing support, information and advice for innovators across industry. The plans have been developed following a roundtable discussion hosted by the AHSN Network to listen to the experiences and…

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New King’s Fund report on transformative technology for long-term health conditions

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A new King’s Fund report, part funded by the West of England AHSN, titled Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions uses four unique case studies to outline and discuss key themes of effective implementation of digital innovation. AHSNs commissioned the King’s Fund to explore four different digital innovations in health services from the UK and…

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Supporting primary care – listen to our webinars

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Recordings of three COVID-19 webinars from the Royal College of General Pratictioners (RCGP) and the national AHSN Network are now available to watch online, featuring our Primary Care Clinical Lead, Dr Alison Tavare. COVID-19 and children Recorded on 9 July, this webinar covered identifying and managing non-COVID-related illness, a brief review of the wider impact…

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Noshin Menzies

Quality Improvement in the age of COVID – launching PERIPrem

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Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, shares her experiences of launching a Quality Improvement programme during COVID. If you’d told me 4 months ago we would be where we are today with PERIPRem, I’d have wondered what planet you were from. This exciting, ambitious care bundle, the vision of two extraordinary neonatologists, was going to launch…

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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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