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The search for solutions to make a positive measureable impact on the social and health care workforce

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The domiciliary care workforce is under huge pressure – and with staff turnover and sickness levels so high, there is a clear need for support in this sector. In this blog, Roger McDermott, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN, shares his insights into the issues and needs – and explains the importance…

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Nationwide innovation call to address domiciliary care workforce issues

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The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are launching an important challenge to find innovative solutions to support the domiciliary social and health care workforce, with £100,000 funding available for pilots in the region. The UK domiciliary care workforce is under huge pressure, accentuated by COVID-19.  Even before…

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Future Challenges project innovator selected for NHS scaling and named as one of Britain’s best Digital Health talents

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A West of England AHSN project partner, KiActiv, has been selected by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) for its award-winning accelerator programme and will be supported over the next three years to scale across England for the benefit of NHS patients and staff. KiActiv is a mentor guided digital therapy designed to improve the self-management…

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Twelve innovators selected to scale across England’s NHS with support from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

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Today, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announces the 12 innovators (‘Fellows’) and innovations selected to join its award-winning programme in 2021 – and we are thrilled to confirm the success of one of our amazing project partners/innovators, who has been hand-picked as part of this cohort. The 12 innovations selected offer solutions to some of…

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Celebrating women in innovation

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we are thrilled to reveal that two incredible graduates of our Health Innovation Programme are winners of this year’s prestigious Women in Innovation Awards 2021. Health tech trailblazers, Caz Icke (Neuro Physiotherapist and Founding CEO of SoleSense) and Chen Davies, (Founder and CEO of LatchAid) both attended the…

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New Adoption and Spread Series launches

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The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five interactive online workshops each Wednesday morning from 28 April focusing on the successful adoption and spread of healthcare innovation, best practice or products. Free to attend, and for any healthcare project team member or innovator based in the West of England, each two-hour…

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Meet the innovator

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In the fourth of our Meet the Innovator blog series, we meet Andrew Jackson, CEO of ProReal – an immersive virtual world technology platform. Here, he talks about his drive to help young people learn better resilience strategies, and his involvement in our Future Challenges programme. Name of innovation:  ProReal Tell us about your innovation…

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NHSX releases digital playbooks – featuring West of England innovator Carey McClellan, getUBetter

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NHSX has released a series of digital playbooks, providing clinical teams and organisations with digital resources to support and improve the delivery of patient pathways. The digital playbooks, which have been created in the areas of cardiology, musculoskeletal (MSK), respiratory and eye care, have been developed to support clinical teams to reimagine and redesign care…

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Meet the innovator(s)

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In the third of our Meet the Innovator blog series, we meet Brenda McHugh, from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, and Harry Stevens from Rugged Interactive, who are two of our project partners in our Future Challenges programme. Brenda is a Consultant Psychotherapist, and has recently been awarded an MBE in the…

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The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

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Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care. Individuals and organisations working across health, social care and the life…

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