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The power of language

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In response to the growing commitment in the region to work together to address inequality and inequity within maternity and neonatal services the Regional Perinatal Equity Network was launched in July 2021 by the West of England and South West Academic Health Science Networks. In this blog, Katie Donovan Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist from…

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Join the AHSN Network in the Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022

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Come and find out more about health innovation by visiting the AHSN Network’s Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022. The event, which is being held this year at the AAC in Liverpool on 15-16 June 2022, will be the first in-person Confed Conference since 2019 and the first joint Confed and Expo Conference. Creating a…

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Call for parent partners to join our Black Maternity Matters project

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Our new Black Maternity Matters project is calling out to Black women and their families to get involved by joining its steering group and using their own personal experiences of maternity care to improve the experience of other women and their babies. This ground-breaking project brings together midwives, parents and maternity staff from across two…

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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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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England

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Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest delayed cord clamping rates in 2020 in England, as measured by the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). On average, units across the South West also achieved the third lowest rates of mortality to discharge, the second lowest rates of necrotising enterocolitis,…

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Looking forward to the next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event

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In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, looks forward to our next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event on 25 January 2022. Launched in July 2021 the network provides an opportunity for those working within maternity and newborn services, related organisations and parents or parent partners to come together across the West…

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PERIPrem is a finalist in the HSJ Awards 2021

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We’re thrilled to announce that PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) has been shortlisted for the provider collaboration of the year at the HSJ Awards 2021, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector. This follows hot on the heels of the…

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Collaborative wins Q funding to help improve maternity outcomes for Black mothers

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A new maternity collaborative in the West of England is one of nine projects around the country to be awarded funding from the Health Foundation through its Q Supporting local learning funding programme. This innovative pilot has been set up to help reduce inequity and improve maternity outcomes for Black women through a collaborative quality improvement (QI) approach. Inspired…

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Inequalities in maternity care

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In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, reflects on inequalities in maternity care and how we’re working collaboratively to support positive change… The Black Lives Matters movement brought into sharp focus the shocking inequalities experienced by people based on the colour of their skin. It has not only raised awareness but…

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