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Marking World Mental Health Day – reflecting on our mental health training for care home managers

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In this new blog to mark World Mental Health Day, our Programme Assistant, Millie O’Keeffe talks through the journey she and Bristol Mind took as they worked together to build a free mental health focused training package for care home managers across the West of England. Millie picks out some of the feedback the training…

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Tracheostomy community of practice supports improvements in patient safety

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A national Patient Safety Collaborative programme, led by NHS England and delivered by the AHSN Network, commenced in 2020 to improve the care of patients with tracheostomies within acute hospitals. The programme focussed on ensuring that all patients had three elements: a bedhead sign and emergency algorithm, emergency equipment and a daily care bundle. A…

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National recognition for PreciSSIon and PERIPrem at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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There are celebrations across the West of England after a brilliant performance by our teams at the prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards on 20 September, as part of the annual Patient Safety Congress in Manchester. PreciSSIon, our regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) after elective colorectal surgery, scooped the Infection Prevention and Control…

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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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Diversity of thought is key to unlocking innovation and improvement

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In this new blog, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe picks out her highlights from our new business plan and impact review, exploring what we’ve achieved in the West of England and what lies in store for our Network. But perhaps more importantly, Natasha considers how we go about delivering this work, and highlights the continued…

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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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Six of the best shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards in six different categories. Our projects have been shortlisted for their “outstanding contribution to healthcare,” despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants and selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and  demonstrable positive impact. Each of our…

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Co-creation in the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative: ‘Done with, not to’

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So, what is co-creation? Co-creation is when an organisation or team work with a group of people to create something, particularly when that group will be affected by the outcome, or use the resource or service being created. For example, the NHS might work with a group of people with lived experience, in this case…

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How our Learning Disabilities Collaborative was formed

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In this blog to mark Learning Disabilities Week 2021, Dr Alison Tavaré, who is a GP, one of our Primary Care Clinical Leads and South West Clinical Lead for the NHS@home programme, discusses how the idea for the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative (WELDC) took shape… As a GP and a clinical lead at the…

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Reflecting on our PERIPrem journey

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As our PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) project becomes part of our wider Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (known as MatNeoSIP), Senior Project Manager, Noshin Menzies reflects on the year she spent supporting the project from her kitchen table and what lessons she’s learnt from launching and managing PERIPrem during…

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