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Bristol-based robotics start-up secures SBRI funding for life-changing bionic hands

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Open Bionics is to be awarded £100,000 through SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative, as part of its latest challenge to fund new innovations that will support children living with disability and long term conditions. Based at the University of the West of England’s Bristol Robotics Lab, Open Bionics is a start-up company launched in…

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Challenge launched to create new digital engagement platform

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The West of England AHSN is launching an exciting challenge for digital developers to create a new online engagement platform to support our Design Together, Live Better initiative as well as other future health and social care projects. Funding of up to £75,000 is available for the initial development of a SaaS (software as a service) platform and…

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250 patients signed up to diabetes self-management pilot in Gloucestershire

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Ahead of the launch of the new Diabetes Digital Coach platform later this year, people with diabetes in Gloucestershire are already benefitting from online structured education as part of a pilot project. Working with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we are giving people with diabetes advance access to Mapmydiabetes, one of the digital self-management tools…

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2016: the year in review

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What a year 2016 was for the West of England AHSN and our member and partner organisations. We asked our team for their favourite highlights from the last 12 months and here’s what they came up with…   The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Gothenburg Attending and presenting at this conference back in April…

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Say It! app wins top new technology award

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Congratulations to Jenny Dance and the Phona team whose Say It! app won the President’s Award for New Technology in ELT’ at the English Speaking Union’s 2016 awards ceremony. Jenny is a graduate of our Healthcare Innovation Programme and has received support from our enterprise team on developing the app, originally designed for foreign language students, into a…

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New spring deadline for the Interactive Healthcare Fund

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Good news for digital health innovators in the region! The South West Interactive Healthcare Programme has been extended to run through to spring 2017 or until funds have been exhausted. The South West Interactive Healthcare Programme has been set up to improve cross-sector collaborations and innovation, while opening up exciting practical opportunities for creative professionals to work with…

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Diabetes Digital Coach update

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Work is on track for the launch of the Diabetes Digital Coach online service in May 2017, enabling people with diabetes in the West of England to better self-manage their condition. Funded through Innovate UK, Diabetes Digital Coach is one of seven NHS test bed projects. The project is building a specially selected suite of…

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Digital health recognised as regional strength in Science and Innovation Audit

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A recent audit into the science and innovation strengths of the South West and South East Wales has highlighted both health and life science and digital health. The South West England and South East Wales Science and Innovation Audit (SWW–SIA) has been undertaken by a consortium of key organisations and businesses from across the region, including…

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Lost in translation

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In his latest blog post, our Enterprise Director Lars Sundstrom reflects on the need for AHSNs to be multilingual. When I first joined the AHSN three and a half years ago from my previous job at the University of Bristol, one of my esteemed colleagues at the time said I was crazy. “Don’t go there,”…

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Fab Change Day

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This year The Academy of Fabulous Stuff is joining with Helen Bevan’s NHS Horizons Team to produce Fab Change Day, which takes place on Wednesday 19 October. Change Day is about people: on the ground, in the front line of care, in the engine rooms, at their desks, in the labs, the porter’s lodge, the operating…

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