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Alan Bec: diversity in innovation

Diversity in Innovation: Alan Bec’s story

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Alan Bec, Founder of the Wellbeing Indicator Badge (wib) and graduate from our West of England AHSN Health Innovation Programme is one of the innovators featured in the recently published AHSN Network Diversity in innovation report. Alan shares his story of living with chronic fatigue syndrome and developing the wib as a shorthand way to…

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Innovators from the Diversity report

AHSN Network publishes report celebrating diversity

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The AHSN Network has published a new report celebrating diversity across the Network, and setting out pledges to support diversity more.

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Health and Care Innovation Expo

Five things I learned at Expo

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Last week over 5,000 NHS managers, clinicians and innovators descended on Manchester to attend the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. Here are five things Lauren Hoskin, our Communications and Marketing Officer, learned over the two day conference. 1. The AHSN Network is taking diversity and equality seriously At Expo, Richard Stubbs, CEO at Yorkshire…

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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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Powering community engagement with hyvr

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We’re pleased to announce we have chosen four exemplar voluntary sector initiatives to receive expertise and funding support, allowing them to use hyvr to power community engagement.

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Megan Kirbyshire

Meet the team: Megan Kirbyshire

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Megan Kirbyshire is a Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN. Her role is to facilitate the roll-out of two national programmes: ESCAPE-pain and Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM). Our Communications Officer, Lauren Hoskin, caught up with Megan to find out more about ESCAPE-pain and the world of physiotherapy. What brought you to…

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Competition for innovations – launch of The Future Challenges

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We have just launched the Future Challenges – a national call offering up to £40,000 to companies with a product or service already on the market.

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Looking for the next big idea – Evidence into Practice

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Do you have an evidence-based idea to change clinical practice? Then apply to our Evidence into Practice Challenge, an open call to healthcare professionals and researchers in the West of England.

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