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PReCePT shortlisted for Patient Safety Awards 2019

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PReCePT has been shortlisted for an HSJ Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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Saving Babies’ Lives: PReCePT work recognised in new guidance

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The new Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle launched by NHS England today (15 March) will, for the first time, include guidance to administer magnesium sulphate to women in very pre-term labour to prevent cerebral palsy. An NHS ‘care bundle’ is a recognised and familiar approach to improvement across the NHS bringing together a small number…

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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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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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polypharmacy

Addressing polypharmacy in the West of England

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On 13 December 2018 members from across the West of England came together for our first event to address the complex issue of polypharmacy. The workshop was instrumental in establishing the focus for our polypharmacy programme.

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Premature Baby

PReCePT goes from strength to strength

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PReCePT started life as a West of England project five years ago. Today it is a powerful example of how we, as part of the AHSN Network, can rapidly put evidence into practice to improve healthcare for the nation.

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Call the midwife: an AHSN special

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Ann Remmers, our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, looks back at a lifelong career in midwifery from bell bottoms to bed baths… Celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS in 2018 has led to me to reflect on my career in the NHS as it has done for so many people. Thinking back to my…

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Spotlight on NEWS2 and ReSPECT

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Members of the health and care community from across the West Country gathered in Cheltenham recently to collaborate on two important strands of our patient safety work around support for the deteriorating patient: the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT). These programmes reflect the two…

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National Mortality Case Record Review (NMCRR): Annual report 2018

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This report reveals that hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. It cites a number of case studies, including two from the West of England (see main picture, above), where the structured judgement review process has made positive contributions to improving healthcare for patient. The National…

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Celebrating World Sepsis Day

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World Sepsis Day, on Thursday 13 September, offers us a chance to reflect on the progress we have made in our aim to reduce preventable harm from sepsis over the past few years. Our Patient Safety Collaborative has led the implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across the West of England. During this…

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