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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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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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James Barsby

Fear is not an option for leaders of health-tech businesses

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James Barsby, a Health-Business Mentor at Bristol Ventures, has supported business leaders across a range of backgrounds in getting their innovation ‘NHS ready’. He is one of the four business mentors offering free advice through the Swindon and Wiltshire Health and Life Science Innovation Hub. Here, James shares his top tips for innovators and clinical…

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ESCAPE-pain

Taking a step outside the clinical bubble

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Megan Kirbyshire is six months into her secondment with us here at the West of England AHSN, working to spread and embed ESCAPE-pain across our region. Here Megan reflects on how the secondment has given her the opportunity to see her work in a wider context. I recently had the privilege of presenting at the…

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