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Nigel Harris announces retirement as Director of Innovation and Growth

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Nigel Harris, our Director of Innovation and Growth, has announced he will be retiring at the end of June 2022. Nigel joined the West of England AHSN in March 2019 and during the last three years has led the Innovation and Growth team through a period of significant change and development, including the establishment of…

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New awards celebrating innovation in health and care

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New national awards to celebrate innovation in health and care have been launched by the AHSN Network, working in collaboration with NHS Confederation. The AHSNs in partnership with NHS Confederation, the representative body for the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to bring together the Innovate Awards, which are focused on celebrating excellence in…

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getUBetter selected for NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

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getUBetter – an evidence-based digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal conditions – which began its early journey on our Health Innovation Programme – has recently been selected by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) for its award-winning accelerator programme. Founded by Dr Carey McClellan, the getUBetter app helps to provide digitally enabled MSK care and…

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LatchAid secures £1m seed funding to expand breastfeeding app

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LatchAid, the Gloucestershire-based innovative breastfeeding support app, which began its health innovation journey on our 2018 Health Innovation Programme (HIP), has announced that it has closed its seed funding round with a £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m. Dr Chen Mao Davies, who previously worked as a computer graphics and animation…

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Showcasing health innovation in the West of England

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People at the heart of driving the innovation of health and care across the region with the support of the West of England AHSN gathered in Bristol yesterday for a special showcase event, along with guests from the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the government’s Office for Life…

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Patient and public involvement (PPI) to initiate positive change for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions

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In this blog by Project Support Officer, Cathy Geary, we hear about the public engagement work the West of England AHSN’s Innovation and Growth team has been doing to gather insight into bladder and bowel continence. The Voices for Change bladder and bowel continence project is part of the West of England AHSN’s Create Open…

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Revolution-ZERO secures SBRI funding to address NHS Net Zero target

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Revolution-ZERO – a sustainable, zero waste targeted medical textiles initiative – has been awarded SBRI Healthcare funding to support the NHS in its ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its net zero target. The company, which has received support from the West of England AHSN, is one of ten winners to secure the…

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How Covid will impact the future delivery of care

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After a Covid-enforced hiatus our Future of Care event series got back underway again at the University of West of England (UWE) on Wednesday 24 November. In the keynote address Professor Maggie Rae outlined some of the ways that she, as President of the Faculty of Public Heath, sees that Covid will have the greatest…

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Introducing the West of England AHSN’s new Industry and Innovation Lead

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Business development consultant and microbiologist, Dr Cheryl Scott, has recently joined the West of England AHSN as our Industry and Innovation Lead. This is a key new role within the organisation, designed to head up the support service we offer to healthcare innovators from industry, academic and clinical backgrounds. The support provided by Cheryl and…

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Safety and transparency in surgical innovation – can we do better?

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The first in a series of national online events was held on 3 November exploring safety and transparency in surgical innovation. The aim of these events is to enable collaboration across the sector in order to design more consistent policies in relation to introducing innovative procedures in surgery. The events are being hosted by the…

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