Category > Patient safety

Henry’s story: using RESTORE2 to support care home residents with learning disabilities

Blog article

Becky Munroe and Jeanette Gibson work at Bath Road, a Milestones Trust residential care home for people with learning disabilities in South Gloucestershire. They recently attended the West of England AHSN’s online RESTORE2 training and are now training the rest of their staff team. In this blog, Becky and Jeanette share the story of Henry,…

Read more
Photo of care home manager Jacqui Vassall

Why I believe in RESTORE2 training for all care home staff

Blog article

Jacqui Croxford is a Care Home Manager with Darbyshire Care. In the summer of 2020 she completed our free online Train the Trainer programme for RESTORE2 and has been an advocate of this evidence-based tool ever since. In this blog, Jacqui explains why. I have been a mental health nurse since 1996 and had the…

Read more
Patient Safety Report

Patient safety in partnership

News

The AHSN Network has made a significant contribution during the first year of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy. An update on its patient safety plan – one year on outlines the impact England’s AHSNs, including the West of England, had improving safety in hospitals, maternity and neonatal units, care homes and the community. It also…

Read more
Impact report Graphic

AHSN Network has benefited more than 479,000 patients and generated £322.3 million inward investment for UK economy

News

The innovation delivery arm of the NHS, the AHSN Network, has released its Impact Report 2018-2020. The report highlights outstanding impacts achieved by AHSNs, including the West of England, and evidences how they are driving adoption and spread in healthcare innovation, transforming patient outcomes, enabling efficiencies, saving the NHS money, generating economic growth and attracting…

Read more
PReCePT

PReCePT Celebration Week

News

As part of World Prematurity Day 2020, we celebrated the PReCePT programme by looking back at the incredible results achieved and thanking all the amazing people who made the programme such a success in PReCePT Celebration Week 16-20 November. PReCePT stands for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour. The project was originally developed…

Read more

Scaling up remote monitoring across the South West

News

Supporting vulnerable residents and those who live with frailty throughout the COVID-19 winter. In the South West region, the three AHSNs (West of England, South West and Wessex) are supporting ambitious plans to work together as an entire health and care system to make best use of available technologies to support our vulnerable residents during…

Read more

Supporting patients in the community with COVID-19

News

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and local areas to support the set-up of ‘COVID oximetry@home’ services (also known as ‘COVID virtual wards’). This is one of the priority goals for the additional £150 million General Practice COVID Capacity Expansion Fund, and is already being used in…

Read more

Five questions to help you select the right digital solutions for remote monitoring during COVID-19

Blog article

With the rise of COVID-19 and the need for increased home monitoring, in particular pulse oximetry, there is renewed interest in the role of digital in supporting this pathway. Dr Shanil Mantri, GP and Clinical Digital Advisor to the West of England AHSN, shares his advice on what should to be considered when contemplating a…

Read more

Reflecting on and celebrating ReSPECT

Blog article

In this special blog post, Anne Pullyblank – Medical Director, West of England AHSN, discusses how ReSPECT started, the success of the programme, and what is next.  Back in 2018, there was a mixed picture across our region for managing end of life care. We knew we needed a unified system to make these challenging…

Read more
Image shows woman in wheelchair having her blood pressure checked

Helping care home residents get the right treatment quickly

Blog article

Fessey House is a residential care home in Swindon for people with dementia, learning disabilities and other enhanced needs. Local GP, Chris Turner and Senior Community Nurse, Soghra Bi have been supporting Fessey House to introduce RESTORE2, in collaboration with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to help staff more quickly identify when residents’ health…

Read more