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Anne Pullyblank to step down as West of England AHSN Medical Director

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Anne Pullyblank will be stepping down from her role as the AHSN’s Medical Director and a member of our board in the autumn. Anne has been involved with the West of England AHSN since we first established, and has played an important role in shaping how we work, building our collaborative approach to lead real…

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Polypharmacy: Understanding the data webinars

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The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how best to understand and…

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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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Working with BSW CCG to improve diabetes care

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The West of England AHSN and Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG (BSW CCG) are reaching the end of a 12-month project to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes. Since the project launched in February 2021, a community of practice has been established with 174 members from 58 practices alongside secondary…

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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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Why every healthcare professional or commissioner has a role to play on No Smoking Day and beyond.

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Mark Juniper is a consultant in respiratory medicine at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He also works as a clinical lead at the West of England AHSN. Over the last year, Mark has been working on our adoption and spread safety improvement programme. This is part of a national programme using a collaborative approach…

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Working with care homes to improve medicines safety

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In this blog from Programme Manager, Chris Learoyd, we hear about the work the West of England AHSN Meds team have been doing with care homes to improve medicines safety and reduce medication errors. Here Chris tells us more… It is no secret that care homes have had a turbulent couple of years in continuing…

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Patient Safety Culture Club has launched

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In this blog, Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, discusses all things Patient Safety Culture Club – a new community for everyone in the West of England region with an interest in Safety Culture to share ideas, learning and to collaborate. Culture Club has launched at the West of England AHSN! No, you haven’t been sent…

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Bringing together mental health teams to improve patient safety and health equity

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On 30 November the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative (known as the MHC) held an all-day learning event for mental health teams across the South of England. The event – held online – was an opportunity for sharing learning and networking, which has been particularly challenging for large geographic…

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